A Panama conference on international trade in endangered species will hold a preliminary vote on Thursday on proposals to restrict shark fin trafficking. Photo: AFP
A Panama conference on international trade in endangered species will hold a preliminary vote on Thursday on proposals to restrict shark fin trafficking. Photo: AFP
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Shark fin hunters in the soup as Panama wildlife summit takes action

  • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species voted to approve a proposal to include requiem and hammerhead sharks on its endangered list
  • Shark fins – which represent a market of some US$500 million per year – can sell for about US$1,000 a kg in East Asia for use in shark fin soup, a delicacy

A Panama conference on international trade in endangered species will hold a preliminary vote on Thursday on proposals to restrict shark fin trafficking. Photo: AFP
A Panama conference on international trade in endangered species will hold a preliminary vote on Thursday on proposals to restrict shark fin trafficking. Photo: AFP
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