A recent publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides a detailed and thorough reports of the world’s shark fin trade. In addition to the common notions of shark finning and shark fin soup, the 187 page report touches on all aspects of the global trade of shark/elasmobranch products such as livers or liver oil, shark or ray skin, cartilage, jaws or rostra, or manta or mobula gill rakers. It offers country specific data on import and export as well as economic implications of the trade.
The report is available in PDF form and can be viewed in it’s entirety. Just click on the image below for a copy of the full publication and feel free to post your comments at the end of this blog.
Source: FAO GLOBEFISH –