I found this article on Shark Finning in an LA Newspaper. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-shark-fin-20110629,0,258416.story According to the Article Shark Fin Soup is a traditional food in China and on the menu of some Chinese Restaurants in California (and elsewhere). The problem with Shark Finning is fisherman catch the sharks cut off the Fins and then throw the Shark (still alive in many cases) back in the ocean to die. Pretty wasteful to say the least.
I think as the ultimate top predator on Planet Earth We need to start self regulating when it comes to our environment in general. As go the Sharks, Tuna, you name it, so goes Humanity eventually. Mother Earth has a way of taking care of her own.
Im not saying "don't hunt anything," Im just saying, be aware that everything is connected, once a species is gone its gone forever. Lets respect our Mother. B
First time I got to go on an international snorkel/dive trip was to Belize in 1981. I was fifteen and we drove down in a Datsun Pickup full of dive gear, and a portable compressor, back then it was hard to find a place to fill your scuba tanks, years later I decided it was time to take a break from my Job and see Belize through a greybeards eyes, to say that San Pedro Belize has changed is an understatement, they even have a hyperbaric Facility. I will post here about snorkeling,traveling, and stuff that happens along the way. Thank You for visiting! Burnie