Fin Soup Threatens Survival of Sharks: Study

Due to China’s economic boom and the status of shark’s fin soup at events, such as weddings, a recent United Nations study claims that the Chinese are inadvertently threatening the survival of many shark species. From ABC News:

The world’s peak biodiversity protection body has heard that more than half of the world’s ocean sharks are at risk of extinction.

The study was released at a major United Nation’s biodiversity conference in Germany.

The report warns that overfishing partly caused by China’s lucrative market for shark fin soup is threatening the existence of nearly a dozen types of sharks.


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