17 Feb '12, 1am

3 marine life experts say that it makes no sense to ban sale of shark's fin

It may be politically incorrect, but three marine life experts said at a forum on Thursday that it makes no sense to ban the sale of shark's fin. -- THE BUSINESS TIMES PHOTO: YEN MENG JIN By Feng Zengkun It may be politically incorrect, but three marine life experts said at a forum on Thursday that it makes no sense to ban the sale of shark's fin. But a fourth expert stood his ground, insisting a temporary ban on shark's fin and meat would reduce the killing. A debate over this controversial topic played out at a forum organised by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, attended by about 100 people. Related Links SHOULD SHARK'S FIN SOUP BE BANNED? In one corner were Dr Giam Choo Hoo, a member of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites); Professor Steve Oakley, Shark Savers Malaysia chairman; and Mr Hank J...

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