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Addressing Shark Finning in FFA Member Countries: Issues and Considerations

Increased demand in last 20 years for shark fins has been driven by (1) social and political reforms in China that have not discouraged consumption of shark fin soup as in the past, (2) relaxation of trade restrictions between Hong Kong and China that have made it easier and more profitable to process shark fins in China that are originally exported to Hong Kong from worldwide sources, and (3) economic expansion in China, including Hong Kong that has created an expanded middle class more able to afford high priced delicacies such as shark fin soup.

Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project

02 Jul 2010

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Addressing Shark Finning in FFA Member Countries: Issues and Considerations.pdf

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