Posted by: The ocean update | April 8, 2015

American Airlines says it won’t ship shark fins anymore

A general view of Yue Hing Shark’s Fin & Marine Products Co., Ltd’s store in Hong Kong’s dried seafood district of Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China, March 21, 2015. Marine conservation groups in Costa Rica have protested two shipments of hammerhead shark fins that were exported to the company in December 2014. (Courtesy Alex Hofford)

A general view of Yue Hing Shark’s Fin & Marine Products Co., Ltd’s store in Hong Kong’s dried seafood district of Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China, March 21, 2015. Marine conservation groups in Costa Rica have protested two shipments of hammerhead shark fins that were exported to the company in December 2014. (Courtesy Alex Hofford)

April 8th, 2015 (Jill Replogle). U.S. carrier American Airlines said Tuesday that it had stopped commercial shipments of shark fins as of March 4.

The airline made the announcement via its Twitter account in response to several queries posed by users of the social media site.

The Tico Times confirmed the announcement with the airline’s media office.

Costa Rican and U.S. conservation organizations had put pressure on the airline to publicly commit itself to such a ban after American was listed on documents as the carrier for a controversial shipment of shark fins from Costa Rica to Hong Kong in December.

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