European countries dominate half of Asian shark fin trade, report reveals

Despite nearly a third of shark species nearing extinction, Spain supplied 51,000 tonnes of shark fins from 2003-20, says IFAWEuropean countries are selling so many shark fins to Asia that they dominate nearly half the trade, a study has found.Shark populations continue to decline, driven by the global shark fin trade. Last year, scientists found a third of sharks and ray species have been overfished to near-extinction, jeopardising the health of entire ocean ecosystems and food security for many countries. Continue reading… Source – Full Article

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