Foodies and fishers to stop shark finning

Date: 1/10/2008

Some of New Zealand’s best-known foodies and fishers have signed Forest & Bird’s pledge to help stop shark finning. Shark finning – cutting off the high-priced fins of sharks and dumping the rest of the body at sea – is contributing to the decline of shark species worldwide. While the practice is illegal in many countries, it is still permitted in New Zealand waters. To sign the shark finning pledge, go to

www.forestandbird.org.nz