A thresher shark, often hunted for its fins, is caught in a gillnet in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Tens of millions of sharks die each year as victims of fishing by-catch or to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup. Photograph: Photographers Against Wildlife Crime

Can America lead the world on banning the shark fin trade?

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A thresher shark, often hunted for its fins, is caught in a gillnet in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Tens of millions of sharks die each year as victims of fishing by-catch or to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup. Photograph: Photographers Against Wildlife Crime
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