Shark Finning

Canada Lags Behind In Battle To Save Sharks and Protect the Ocean

Alex Mifflin | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Impact
Alex Mifflin

Almost everyone who has seen the gruesome videos of sharks having their fins cut off and their mutilated bodies dumped back into the ocean, barely alive but doomed to drown, is outraged by this barbaric practice. Even more so upon learning that there is no nutritional value in shark fin soup or any shark fin products.

Why I'm Not At All Frightened of Sharks

Robert Osborne | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada
Robert Osborne

Driven by the taste for shark fin soup, long line fisherman around the world are eliminating some 100 million sharks per year -- a reduction, in some cases of 90 per cent of the species. Sharks, being apex predators, breed very slowly. The inevitable result of all that fishing is a complete extinction of many shark species within the next ten years according to

Canada Could Be a Leader in Anti-Wildlife Poaching

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

The Conservative government could have taken a much bolder stance on wildlife poaching, especially given the recent Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). Canada has even more power to coerce China into bringing forth sweeping changes to it's treatment of animals and the environment.

Canada, Don't Waste This Chance to Ban Shark Fin Imports

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Wildgen

We face an urgent crisis in our oceans, as tens of millions of sharks are disappearing every year. Thankfully the growing movement to protect sharks has reached a critical moment. This week Parliament will vote on second reading of Fin Donnelly's private member's Bill to ban the import of shark fins into Canada.

'Toronto Ban Had A Problem'

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A recent court decision that struck down Toronto’s shark fin ban won’t stop Vancouver’s fight to restrict the product, said one Vancouver city c...

Shark Fin Back On The Menu

CBC | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Politics

Shark fins may be back on the menu in Toronto. Ontario Superior Court Judge James Spence has ruled that Toronto's ban on the sale of shark...

Is Banning Shark Fin An Equitable Way To Protect Sharks?

Kim Bosco Mo | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kim Bosco Mo

Other fish such as bluefin tuna are also facing the same peril faced by sharks that is caused by overfishing. In fact, bluefin tuna are the most valuable fish in the world, worth commercially more than any species of shark and coveted for their fatty belly meat used in sushi. If the solution to the shark conservation issue is a wholesale ban of shark fin consumption -- regardless of the type of sharks or how they are caught or used -- shouldn't we consider banning tuna in sandwiches and sushi as well? Is the life of a tuna worth less than that of a shark? Will the legislators still advocate a ban to protect a species if it is a food that they eat?

'Legal' Shark Fin OK: B.C. MP

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Eating sharks from "legal" fisheries is OK, said Richmond MP Alice Wong in statement Wednesday, almost two weeks after enjoying a bowl of shark fin so...

Just Say No to Shark Fin Soup

Farzana Hassan | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Business
Farzana Hassan

First Toronto, and now Calgary, has done the moral thing. Both cities have passed a bylaw banning shark fins. Consumers of shark fin soup must consider the effects of declining shark populations on our delicately balanced ecosystem.

Banned: City Of Toronto Votes To Ban Shark Fin Sales

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Living

The City of Toronto has banned the sale of shark fin products. Passage of the legislation, initially proposed by Toronto city councillors Kristyn ...

Protest Against Shark Fin Ban Draws Crowd In Toronto

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Politics

About 300 people came to Toronto City Hall on Monday to protest a proposed bylaw that would outlaw the possession and sale of shark fins. ...