Shark Fin Traders

Date: 8/2/2010

Hong Kong shark fin merchants reacted angrily to a US study stating meat from endangered species was being sold in the city’s markets. US scientists found 21% of the fins came from endangered scalloped hammerhead shark stocks in the western Atlantic. But the Hong Kong Shark Fin Trade Merchant’s Association said its members had not done anything illegal. A spokesman said ‘We are not doing anything against the law. The sale of endangered scalloped hammerhead shark fins has not been made illegal here.’

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