17 Feb '12, 7am

Banning shark’s fin not the solution: experts

As long as there is a huge demand for shark fin, (and the price of Shark fin is high), there would be a huge supply. Many people would practice shark finning though it is condamned. It is the same logic that when the price of elephant task is high, people will hunt the elephant illegally to get it's task. Similiarly, the price of blue fin tuna is very high and thus the fishing industry is prepared to fish blue fin tunas till it's extinct. : / A ban in shark fins would definitely decrease the shark trade. (and help the sharks) Just like when the world people choose not to wear seal fur, the seal hunt decrease drastically. We also have to clean up the ocean and reduce the long lines in the ocean so that less sharks (and turtles and dolphins) would be caught accidentally. We cannot expect to fish billions of tons of fishes out of the ocean every year and still hope that the o...

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