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The Online Citizen » The Shark Fin debate

The Online Citizen » The Shark Fin debate

“Having known Dr. Giam for some time, I don't think he would claim to be a "marine life expert." He is a former vet who was in charge of the bureaucratic aspects of wildlife import and export in Singapore. I believe he still serves on the board of a reptile skin trading company and has served on a CITES committee where he was a tireless advocate against restrictions or controls on trade in threatened and endangered species. "You would need to ask him who pays his expenses and consultancy now. Whenever I’ve asked him, he wouldn't tell. "To my knowledge, Dr. Giam has never conducted any original research on sharks of any kind nor has he visited any of the shark fisheries to which he refers. At one point, I offered for my colleague, who had done such research, to make him better informed on sharks, and his response was, "Oh no, she knows too much. "Similarly, Hank Jenkins is ...

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