Tuesday, September 26, 2023
OceanFiji Bans Import, Export Of Shark Fins

Fiji Bans Import, Export Of Shark Fins


When Canada in June became the first country to pass landmark legislation to ban the import and export of shark fins, the Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation predicted that what its late namesake — ocean activist Rob Stewart — started over a decade ago is going to reach full momentum.

Looks like they were right, because Fiji has joined Canada as the second nation to ban the import and export of shark fins.

Last month, shark fins were added to Section 64 of Fiji’s Customs Act — making their import and export (regardless of species) illegal.

But don’t think the foundation is stopping with Fiji. Through its partnerships and local outreach teams, the foundation is continuing to put pressure on governments around the world — including in the Americas and the European Union.

For more info on the foundation, check out the video below or go to robstewartsharkwaterfoundation.org.

Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation Teaser

John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.