31 May '18, 4pm

Nearly a ton of shark fins from endangered species were smuggled in a Singapore Airlines shipment

Nearly a ton of shark fins from endangered species were smuggled in a Singapore Airlines shipment

By Lucia Binding, news reporter Nearly a ton of shark fins from endangered species were smuggled in a Singapore Airlines shipment, it has been revealed. More than 900 kilograms of assorted fins - including some from the giant placid whale shark - arrived in Hong Kong earlier in May labelled as "dry seafood". They were smuggled despite a ban by the carrier and were discovered by US environmental group Sea Shepherd. Considered a delicacy in Hong Kong, shark fins are readily available in seafood stores and restaurants, but are banned by some airlines and food outlets, and those from endangered species must be accompanied by a permit. Image: The bags of shark fin were labelled as 'dry seafood' Image: Shark fins are considered a delicacy in China and are consumed in a jelly-like soup It is typically consumed in a shredded jelly-like soup and is believed to have nutritional bene...

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