Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Business Jun 20, 2019

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted fish populations. The new Fisheries Act, approved late on Tuesday, was hailed by environmental and conservation groups as a win for the preservation of ...

Swimming with a real-life 'Jaws'

World / Science & Health Jan 19, 2019

Swimming with a real-life 'Jaws'

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, encountered ...

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia

Asia Pacific Nov 7, 2018

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia

A surfer fought off a shark with his board after being bitten in the leg Wednesday on Australia's east coast, authorities said, just days after a swimmer died in another attack. The 43-year-old was surfing off popular tourist spot Shelly Beach in Ballina, 750 kilometers ...