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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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Fairclough also added: "Many fishermen prefer to practice shark finning instead of bringing whole sharks to the market because the fins are far more valuable than the rest of the body .
banning the sale of shark fins would not make it illegal to continue to catch and kill sharks in the United States.
Most of the global shark fin trade goes through either Hong Kong or the nearby city of Guangzhou.
In the Philippines, many big, multinational hotels like Shangri-La and Peninsula have stopped serving shark fin soup since 2011 because they understand the bigger picture.
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The ban is an attempt to fight back against the practice of finning, in which shark fishers cut off the fins of a live shark and throw it back into the sea to die.
Heat transfer coefficients for the pin fin arrays taken under two different flow rates at 10 LPM and 30 LPM are calculated for four groups of surfaces as classified according to pin fin height and a plane copper plate.
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Fin spines, fin rays, and otoliths The entire left pectoral, left pelvic, dorsal, and anal fins were removed at the point of articulation from each of the 14 archived Gulf sturgeon.
Colour in life of males: body yellow shading yellow white on abdomen; 5 irregular red orange bands; dorsal fin yellow, spinous portion, dusky spots on outer part, black on the first membrane, a central lavender band becoming black toward soft rays, soft portion with a black central band abruptly translucent posteriorly, anal fin yellow, soft portion with a broad lavender black central band becoming narrower on the spinous part.
While investigating the shark fin trade in Hong Kong this summer, I also did some diving and filming on the south Cambodia coastline and in a group of islands of the Semporna region of Malaysian Borneo.