27 Nov '11, 5am

Hong Kong's shark fin traders feel pressure to change

Hong Kong's shark fin traders feel pressure to change

In a photo taken on Nov 22, 2011, a man walks past shark fins displayed at a dried seafood store in Hong Kong. The owner of Shark's Fin City, a dried fin wholesaler in Hong Kong's quarter for all things shrivelled, says there are only a few people who know the truth about sharks, and he's one of them. -- PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG (AFP) - The owner of Shark's Fin City, a dried fin wholesaler in Hong Kong's quarter for all things shrivelled, says there are only a few people who know the truth about sharks, and he's one of them. Like many Hong Kong businessmen who trade in shark fins, Mr Kwong Hung-kwan believes his industry is being targeted by an anti-Chinese conspiracy led by 'Western' environmental groups like Greenpeace. Talk of a dramatic decline in shark populations around the world is rubbish, he says, dismissing research showing an eight-fold jump in threatened shark spec...

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