Help me put pressure on shark fin traders   Leave a comment


Most of my blogs are either about shark diving or taking pictures of sharks but today I want to help with a campaign that is putting pressure on a very big player in the shark fin trade. provides a service that helps connect shark fishermen with shark fin wholesalers and dealers. Discouraging Alibaba from continuing this aspect of their business would impact the availability of shark products and disrupt the entire industry. Please follow the links to learn more about what Alibaba does and then lodge a complaint with their company. Many voices have joined the appeal already but we need to create an extremely negative atmosphere before anyone in this large company will pay attention and reconsider their position on the shark fin trade.

Recent anti shark fin letter writing campaigns have worked to change the attitudes of companies as large as Visa and Disney. Please don’t waste this opportunity to make a difference.


To see the scope of global shark buying visit

To see management visit

To locate the office nearest you visit

To voice your concerns about shark trade postings visit


On a different note, I am back from the Bahamas with some great new shark pictures and my next post will contain a report on the entire trip.


For the sharks,

Andy Murch


Andy Murch is the staff photographer at Shark Diver Magazine and the creator of the Elasmodiver Shark and Ray Field Guide which contains Shark Pictures from around the world.

Posted November 12, 2006 by Andy Murch in Environment, Nature, Sharks, Uncategorized

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