China’s largest airline, China Southern, has banned the carriage of shark fin on all its cargo and passenger flights. The ban came into effect on March 1st 2017 and has just been announced publicly, in a letter to WildAid Hong Kong. China Southern’s vice-president, Han Wensheng, sent a letter confirming the airline had implemented a shark fin ban and stated they would be actively participating in developing a culture of conservation in the future. Wensheng thanked global shark and marine conservation groups for their attention and support of China Southern’s business. China Southern is one of many airlines that have…
Author Kathryn Curzon
Richelieu Rock, a dive site that is part of the Mu Koh Surin marine park in Thailand, has been destroyed. The site was recently captured on film, which showed the area covered in dead fish and with cracked areas of coral. The reef was known as one of the best diving sites in the world.
Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhat Binsar Pandjaitan, has announced up to one billion dollars will be pledged to reduce Indonesia’s plastic waste by seventy per cent over the next eight years. The announcement was made at the 2017 World Oceans Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali. Luhat confirmed that Indonesia will be focussing on plastic alternatives and education initiatives to achieve their goal. Their plan is part of the global UN Clean Seas campaign to reduce major marine waste sources by 2022.
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