“The most reliable way to enforce a shark finning prohibition is to require that sharks be landed with their fins naturally attached to their bodies,” she suggested.”This method is being mandated for more and more fisheries, particularly in Central and North America, creating momentum for global change.”In the EU, shark finning is banned except where special permits have been issued that allows a fishing vessel to fin sharks at sea, without landing the entire animal.Fin diningUnder the present regulation (1185/2003), member states are able to issue the permits to exempt fishing vessels from the finning at sea “ban”.Average shark landings between 2000 and 2008Under the exemption, the weight of fins kept from the catch must not exceed 5% of the live weight of the shark catch.Globally, sharks are captured in targeted fisheries for their meat, fins, liver and oil. However, it is the animals’ fins that are prized as these command high prices.In comparison, shark meat is relatively cheap, difficult to store and takes up a lot of storage space. This is why the practice of finning at sea is used it allows vessels to harvest the valuable asset, dump the remaining carcasses, leaving storage space for more economically valuable fish stock.Shark fin soup is a highly priced, traditional, celebratory, Chinese dish.
Point out that years in the future, someone could search on their child’s name and read this story. Are they really OK with that?She suggests that in sensitive situations it may be wise to say something like this:”Before we start, I have to ask you: you know you are being recorded, right? And that I am a radio reporter and the reason I am recording is that I may use part of this tape in my broadcast radio story, just like a newspaper reporter uses a quote? And you should know that we also put our stories up on our website, so this isn’t just for radio, but the audio will go online and there will be a story with it, and you may be quoted by name and your voice may be used. Are you OK with all that?”Nell adds that she knows is a concern that if we fully inform people, they will not want to talk to us.
The headline on their web site read, “What is the truth about Breast Cancer Society that you won’t hear on CNN’s Anderson Cooper show.” In the posting, they claim 75 percent, not 2 percent of their own donations go to charity. But it’s not true. The Breast Cancer Society took in $13 million in 2011 and according to its own tax filings, just 2.4% of that money went to cancer patients.Then there’s James Reynolds Senior, Junior’s father.