Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department displays about 13 tonnes of dried shark fins seized from a pair of shipments from Ecuador. Nearly 90 per cent are believed taken from endangered species. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department displays about 13 tonnes of dried shark fins seized from a pair of shipments from Ecuador. Nearly 90 per cent are believed taken from endangered species. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department displays about 13 tonnes of dried shark fins seized from a pair of shipments from Ecuador. Nearly 90 per cent are believed taken from endangered species. Photo: Nora Tam

Biggest shark fin seizure in Hong Kong history recovers 26 tonnes, mostly from endangered species, in shipments from Ecuador

  • The two consignments, which on their own doubled the amount seized last year, represent the slaughter of an estimated 38,500 protected sharks
  • Most of the dried fins discovered were taken from the protected ‘thresher’ and ‘silk’ species

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Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department displays about 13 tonnes of dried shark fins seized from a pair of shipments from Ecuador. Nearly 90 per cent are believed taken from endangered species. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department displays about 13 tonnes of dried shark fins seized from a pair of shipments from Ecuador. Nearly 90 per cent are believed taken from endangered species. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department displays about 13 tonnes of dried shark fins seized from a pair of shipments from Ecuador. Nearly 90 per cent are believed taken from endangered species. Photo: Nora Tam
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