Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The last throes of a whale in dying. See to fin out, under fin, intransitive verb

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of removing a live shark's fin, and releasing the shark back into the sea.

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Examples

  • The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the IUCN Shark Specialist Group recommend that shark finning is banned in all national waters and international waters through the requirement that all sharks be landed with their fins naturally attached.

    Biodiversity 100: actions for Asia

  • According to the conservationists, finning is exacerbating a crisis in global shark populations, some of which have already plummeted by more than 90% since the advent of industrialised fishing.

    Shark Populations in Sharp Decline | Impact Lab

  • Listed as Endangered are two species of hammerhead shark, often subject to "finning" - a practice of removing the fins and throwing away the body.

    British Blogs

  • Listed as endangered are two species of hammerhead shark, often subject to "finning" - a practice of removing the fins and throwing away the body.

    British Blogs

  • Listed as Endangered are two species of hammerhead shark, often subject to "finning" - a practice of removing the fins and throwing away the body.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Earlier this year, the House passed legislation to crack down on shark finning, which is now pending in the Senate, and previously a resolution calling on the International Whaling Commission to remain firmly opposed to commercial whaling.

    Michael Markarian: Aquatic Accommodations

  • Other Ontario cities, such as Oakville, Brantford and Mississauga - as well as the U.S. states of California, Oregon and Hawaii - have already enacted bans on the fins, which are sometimes violently sliced off sharks as part of a controversial method known as "finning."

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • In a process known as finning, the fins are cut from the body of the shark, which is then thrown back into the sea to die.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Other Ontario cities, such as Oakville, Brantford and Mississauga - as well as the U.S. states of California, Oregon and Hawaii - have already enacted bans on the fins, which are sometimes violently sliced off sharks as part of a controversial method known as "finning."

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • In a practice called finning, the fins of the sharks are removed while they are still alive.

    UnderwaterTimes.com News of the Underwater World

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