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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.
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fin

a flattened limb found in aquatic animals, and used for locomotion.
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Countries with institutions that place incentives on shark finning or lack strong regulatory behavior comprise the majority of global production (Biery and Pauly, 2012).
(8) The problem at hand is the uptick in shark finning globally due to the rise of China.
Apathy-They have no idea about shark finning or do not care to know anything about it.
One way the fins are obtained is by the practice of shark finning, which is the process of slicing off a shark's fin and returning the shark to open waters.
The countries where finning is illegal, like the US, can't enforce their laws on the high seas.
The federal Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000 makes it illegal to remove sharks' fins and discard the carcasses at sea.
Regulation EC 1185/2003 bans shark finning on board vessels but establishes a number of exceptions.
MEPs supported, with a very small majority (11 votes in favour and ten against), the essential principle of the current regulation, which forbids shark finning on board ships within the EU.
Nations have acted to tighten anti-finning laws in an attempt to reduce the controversial practice in their national waters, but this alone is insufficient to halt finning in international waters or in jurisdictions that do not prohibit it.
Dear EarthTalk: What is shark finning and why have several U.S.
With alarming research showing there are fewer Great White sharks left in our seas than there are tigers on the earth, while tens of millions of sharks are cruelly killed every year for their fins, Sea Life centres will also be calling on visitors to sign a petition put forward by the Shark Alliance to tighten laws on shark finning.

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