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Shark Finning

Honors English Unit 4
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on 11 June 2014

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Shark Finning
What is shark finning?
Shark finning is where the fins of the shark are cut off then the body of the shark is thrown back into the ocean
Sharks that are finned
Black Tip Shark
Blue Shark
Bull Shark
Hammmerhead Shark
Porbeagle Shark
Mako Shark
Sandbar Shark
Thresher Shark
Tiger Shark
Great White Shark
Why This Matters
Sharks are the apex predator
Keeps the ecosystem balanced
First time that sharks are endangered
Sharks have been on earth for about 409 million years

How many?
estimated to be 100,000,000 slaughtered sharks annually

190 sharks a minute

sharks will be fished into extinction in about 10 years
Shark Finning Video
By: Jack Dacy, Krystalyn Schippers, & Norah Bell
Since the sharks can't swim they ether die of suffocation or get eaten by other predators
Most common
Trophy Sharks
Basking Shark
Whale Shark
Black Tip Shark
Blue Shark
Bull Shark
Hammerhead Shark
Porbeagle Shark
Mako Shark
Sandbar Shark
Thresher Shark
Tiger Shark
Great White Shark
Basking Shark
Whale Shark
Why people don't care about sharks
Why we do it
The movie "JAWS" has brought a bad rap for sharks

Media makes shark attacks sound worse then they really are.

its only an average of 5 deaths annually

Dogs kill more than sharks (30 kills per year)

Because they aren't cute and cuddly
Due to their high value, shark fins are highly prized by fisherman.
Fisherman cuts off a shark's fins.
increase demand for shark fins
Jack Dacy
Shark activist/Ecologist
Krystalyn Schippers
Fishermen
Norah Bell
What do the fishermen do with the shark meat after they have finned them?
why do we throw the shark away?
what are the fishermen willing to give up?
What the fishermen want
Shark Fin Soup
Why is it so Important?
What Do the Chinese Want?
The Solution
Repesentative of the Chinese Citizens
Soup in Bangkok, Thailand costing from $62 - $154
Contains no nutritional value or taste
Older generations refuse to change
Served at special occasions to show status
What the shark activist/ecologist want
To stop shark fishing

This will save the ecosystem and provide future generations with the shark
The Problem
Humans are over fishing the shark population which is causing;
health problems for who ever eats the shark
creating economic problems
destroying the ocean's ecosystem
Stakeholder Benefits
+
=
shark fertilizer
We just want to please the customers

Good fish labels
20 ft
average grown men
189.8 lb
A great white shark
1,500- 2,430 lb
1
5
4
less shark finning
real shark fin products
people get laid off
which means less jobs and less money for the companies

* we want to keep the shark finning business going to make money and to support our families
Pictures
Slide 3
digitaldeconstruction.com
Slide 4
sharktrust.org
Slide 5
arkive.org
bioexpedition.com
en.wikipedia.org
seapics.com
fishwatch.gov
flmnh.ufl.edu
brandoncole.com
pakistantoday.com
ocean.si.edu
bbc.co.uk
david-valencia.com
Slide 7
paranoias.org
pintrest.com
Slide 9
deviantart.com
Slide 10
antisharkfinning.com
ocean.si.edu
paulhiltonphotogralhy.com
costaricanconservationnetwork.wordpress.com
Slide 11
atlanticsharks.org
wgbhnews.org
Based on traditions and beliefs
Derek Ma campaigning to keep shark finning
Jackie Zhou and resturant owners make most of their profit from shark fins
Increase production of imitation shark fins
Further increase price of real fins
Fishing restrictions on sharks
Works Cited
http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/09/04/shark-fin-soup-faces-extinction-in-california/

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/shark-and-ray-reproduction/

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/02/local/la-me-0402-shark-fin-20110402

http://www.sharktruth.com/learn/history-of-shark-fin-soup/

http://www.sfgate.com/restaurants/article/Calif-shark-fin-bill-would-ban-Chinese-delicacy-2459311.php#photo-2020382

http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/dispatch-from-thailand-tracking-shark-fins-in-the-marketplace-85899459257

http://www.alexhoffordphotography.com/node/2222

http://www.noobcook.com/imitation-shark-fin-soup/2/

http://www.ifood.tv/network/shark_fin_soup

http://top100.chinesemenu.com/event/2009/activities.asp?type=guest
More shark fin soup at a cheaper cost
Cultural aspects are kept
Shark populations will return to normal
Ecosystem will improve
People will become healthier
Won't lose their jobs
Gain fishing job instead
Work Cited
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http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608018166426240951&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0
* most shockinginfo.com/tag/Larry-Lynch
* www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/opinion/sonenshine-sharks/index
http://5ones.com/tag/sharks/
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Scotts-Turf-Builder-1-5-cu-ft-Lawn-Soil-79559750/202714346?N=5yc1vZbx67Z25egxh&cm_mmc=shopping-_-pinterest-_-D28-_-202714346
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http://blog.capellahotels.com/tag/tradition/page/3/
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http://sgforums.com/forums/3611/topics/442030
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http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/whiteshark/whiteshark.html
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Chondrichthyes
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http://whatgodsaidtonight.blogspot.com/2012/02/bad-choices.html
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http://whatgodsaidtonight.blogspot.com/2012/02/bad-choices.html
http://whatgodsaidtonight.blogspot.com/2012/02/bad-choices.html
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http://jackgin.blogspot.com/2012/05/no-shark-fins-for-this-chinese-canadian.html
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