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ST’s fake news on sustainable shark fisheries

In Media on 29/05/2017 at 4:24 am

The ST report see below is BS because at the end it reports a WWF person saying “there are no shark fisheries that have been independently certifies sustainable”.

How much did the shark fins’ sellers association pay for this ad?

Kathy Xu

What am I reading??? There is no such thing as sustainable shark fishery right now, especially not for the targetted species, given that they are mostly megafauna that reproduces slowly. Just because all parts of the shark is sold, that does NOT equate to sustainable fishing. Misleading headlines like this really sets conservation work back by so much. 😦Thank goodness for WWF’s Janissa Ng weighing in at the end of the article about how “there are no shark fisheries that have been independently certifies sustainable”. Can only hope people read this till the end..

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  1. At least mediacock was more factual, basically just regurgitating the facts on Sat evening news. But I didn’t watch any news on Sun, so maybe there was some damage-control to paint SG in better light…

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