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fin

(fĭn)
n.
A membranous appendage extending from the body of a fish or other aquatic animal, used for propelling, steering, or balancing the body in the water.

fin

a flattened limb found in aquatic animals, and used for locomotion.

fin

winglike structure attached to the body of fish and cetaceans; used for steering and propulsion during progress through the water.

fin rot
a disease of aquarium fish characterized by thickening followed by necrosis of the fin and tail tissues, commencing at the edges, caused by Haemophilus piscum and Aeromonas spp. May be bracketed with fin rot/tail rot/snout erosion. Often associated with suboptimal cultural conditions. Mixed populations of opportunistic bacteria are usually present.
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Conservation groups stressed that finning bans alone are insufficient to save sharks.
Part of Finning International--one of the world's biggest distributors of Caterpillar equipment and power systems--Finning Group UK is based at Cannock in Staffordshire and employs about 4,000 around the country.
Said Randall Arauz, president of PRETOMA, "Just when Costa Rica was celebrating the passage of our new fishery law, INCOPESCA creates a loophole that nullifies the law and perpetuates shark finning.
Tim Holmes (right) with Alex Hilman, General Manager (Marketing) at Finning (UK) in Cannock
Therefore, no cracking, finning or superheating occurred during this campaign.
Shark finning is already prohibited by federal law, but Lucio said shark fishers do it anyway because they can fit more shark fins onto the boat than sharks - and it's easy enough to evade authorities.
The agreement covers not just shark finning in the countries' territorial waters, but also includes all vessels that fly the flags of the signatories.
22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Parliament voted today to strengthen the European Union's ban on shark finning, the practice of slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea.
Proponents of the bill to ban the sale and possession of shark fins offer the scienfitically valid argument that the practice of shark finning has catastrophic effects on the marine ecosystem - a decline in the shark population disrupts the balance of the ecosystem and allows other predators to thrive, which threaten other species of marine life used for human consumption.
HAGATNA, Guam, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With passage of Bill 44, the US Territory of Guam has now become the third place in the Pacific that has taken a definite stand against shark finning, the trade of fins and shark fin soup.
McCann-Erickson Public Relations has been appointed to handle public relations for Finning UK, the sole distributor of Caterpillar equipment in the UK.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Selkirk Financial Technologies, a leading developer of financial management solutions, today announced that Finning International has joined the Treasura(TM) pilot program, the third major corporation to do so this month.

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