Well seen as I'm here now I may as well tell what i plan to do in order to keep your attention.
I quite like the idea of reusing posts and giving them a bit of a revamp as I learn more about them, and seen as this was my favourite post to write and the one that received me the most attention and got me a mention at NZ Seaweek launch, (even if the lady did say my name wrong and get what college I was from wrong) I'll start with this one; my post on shark fining!
Shark fining is basically the practise of catching a shark, cutting off its fins and then if you want, you can legally, (yes legally) dump the carcass back into the sea. Where it falls dead or dying, lacking the physical ability to move. This Practise means about 98% of the shark is wasted.
Shark fining has increased in recent years because of the increase in demand for the fins to make things like shark fin soup in Aisan countries. The actual shark meat isn't economical as it takes up room in the hold and can also contaminate other fish. So just fins are taken, and are put into soup that can fetch $100 a bowl.