Ban Proposed on Shark Finning Shark populations are crashing all over the world. Conservation groups blame the booming international market for shark fin soup, and so-called "finning" fleets that catch sharks, cut their fins off and throw the rest back into the water. Calls for a ban on this practice have been ignored for years but this week the Bush administration proposed a global ban on the practice of shark finning. NPR's John Nielsen reports.
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Ban Proposed on Shark Finning

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Shark populations are crashing all over the world. Conservation groups blame the booming international market for shark fin soup, and so-called "finning" fleets that catch sharks, cut their fins off and throw the rest back into the water. Calls for a ban on this practice have been ignored for years but this week the Bush administration proposed a global ban on the practice of shark finning. NPR's John Nielsen reports.