Congress set to pass bill to keep shark fins out of soup

A bill that would prohibit the shark fin trade nationwide is poised to pass in Congress with deep bipartisan support. Shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, can bring in $100 or more for a bowl.

Costa Rica pledges to protect sharks from poachers

Costa Rica announced on Monday that it will support the conservation listing of all proposed shark and ray species at the Convention of Migratory species meeting later this month. Over 5,000 people signed a petition calling on Costa Rica, where shark poaching has been prevalent, to support greater shark protections at the international meeting.