UAE Team Supports Campaign to Protect Sharks
Author: Derek Baldwin
June 8, 2012
"Dubai: Three UAE marine scientists have joined dozens of global academics to pressure the Hong Kong government to protect sharks from finning practices that research suggests are decimating shark populations around the world.
Roughly half of the annual world shark-fin production is shipped through Hong Kong, a top destination for countries such as the UAE which is said to be the fifth largest exporter of the shark-fin soup delicacy to the dried seafood market in Hong Kong.
In a letter presented by Hong Kong Shark Foundation and signed by 41 top academics, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) legislators are urged to protect sharks from overfishing."
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