This issue of “Shark Finning” has surfaced in our research! And we want to share it with you. Shark Finning is a practice of cutting off shark fins, while discarding the rest of the fish at sea. This is a widespread and largely unmonitored practice. You might ask why anyone would want to remove a shark’s fins. Well, that’s because of Shark Fin soup, a delicacy using dried shark fin to cook the namesake soup in Chinese cuisine. It’s also used in traditional cures.
Did you know that one pound of dried shark fin can sell for $300 or so? It’s a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry. The demand for Shark Fin soup fuels the ugly, cruel practice. According to shark activists, an estimated 100,000,000 sharks are killed for the fins every year. According to marine experts, most species of sharks will be lost within a decade. This massive loss of shark population also threatens the stability of marine ecosystem. You can’t just throw off entire populations and not expect consequences!
If you’d like to read more about the subject, here are some coolala links!
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