Sharks Pay High Price as Demand for Fins Soars

Publication: The Guardian

Author: Ian Sample

08/31/2006 - In the fish markets of Asia, the tailfin from a basking shark can fetch nearly $10,000 (£5,250), a price tag justified not by its nutritional value, but its desirability as a vast sign on which restaurants can advertise their shark fin soup.Read the full article on the Guardian's Web site.

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