Finning is already prohibited by federal law, but shark fishers do it anyway because they can fit more fins
onto the boat than full sharks - and it's easy enough to not get caught.
Scales cycloid; head scaled except interorbital space, snout and chin; opercle covered by seven large scales; cheek with two horizontal rows of scales below eye; naked lower flange of preopercle thin, greatest width at angle about 2 in orbit diameter in holotype; base of dorsal and anal fins
with single row of large elongated scales, one per membrane; last pored scale on lateral line at base of caudal fin
enlarged and pointed; terminal scale on midline just posterior to last pored scale very enlarged and pointed; no scales on paired fins
; pelvic fins
with median ventral process of two elongate scales about three-fourths the length of pelvic spine, thin axillary scale of each pelvic fin
about three-fourths the length of pelvic spine.
Meanwhile, a coalition of Chinese-American businesses and shark fin
suppliers have filed a suit in a federal court to halt enforcement of the California shark fin
Without protection, the fins
can bend during PMCS and repair work.
Scientists can now use DNA from shark fins
to determine where they came from.
DELICACY Shark fin
soup dates back to the Ming Dynasty.
Quant aux importations hors energie, elles ont atteint 40,91 MMDH a fin
fevrier dernier contre environ 45,80 MMDH un an auparavant, en recul de 10,7 pc.
In this new regime, restaurants were given a one-year grace period to use current stocks, but after that it would be unlawful to possess shark fins
to be served in shark fin
surface temperature, heat transfer and air-side pressure drop across louvered folded fins
were also measured during transient frosting cycles.
Concerned consumers can be part of the solution by not eating shark fin
soup, and by encouraging restaurants not to offer it.
The researchers found that males clearly preferred females with a larger pelvic fin
and that pelvic fins
grew in a more disproportionate way than other fins
on female fish.
Using CSI-like methods known as "genetic stock identification" or GSI, scientists analysed fingernail-sized DNA samples from 62 scalloped hammerhead shark fins
that had been obtained in the Hong Kong fin
The global shark fin
trade is driving the oceans to collapse," said Courtney Sakai, senior campaign director at Oceana.
Up to 10 million kg of shark fins
(equivalent to the weight of more than 2,000 adult African Elephants) are exported annually to Hong Kong by nearly 87 countries, according to 'The International Trade of Shark Fins
: Endangering Shark Populations Worldwide', a new report on global shark fin
trade by Oceana, which was released at the ongoing CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meeting in Doha.
soup or stew is made with fins
obtained from a variety of species.