Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late
MARCH 31, 2014
Considered a major delicacy in China and other parts of the Far East, shark fin soup was recently banned in restaurants in Hong Kong. . It joined together with six other Arab countries to sign an agreement to protect migrating sharks in Middle East waters from illegal shark trading including finning. Although officially banned by the UAE in 2011, the practice of shark finning has continued worldwide; with more than 500 tons of shark fins being sent annually to the Far East.