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Marine 'gold rush': demand for shark fin soup drives decimation of fish

04.06.2019
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Finning is still rampant in many countries due to diners' appetite for the delicacy, despite attempts to shut down the tradeA rising demand for shark fin soup is wiping out more than 73 million sharks every year, fuelling a practice labelled the marine "gold rush".Finning, when a shark's fin is sliced off while at sea and the body dumped back into the ocean, is rampant in many regions - fins are one of the most expensive seafood items, ending up mostly in soup. The delicacy had been particularly popular in China but a nationwide conservation campaign saw consumption drop 80% since 2011. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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