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
Crime

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

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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