Chile Bans Shark Finning

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Chile Bans Shark Finning

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This new law requires that fishermen who catch sharks, intentionally or as by-catch, must land them with their fins naturally attached. Up to 73 million sharks are killed every year around the globe primarily for their fins, which are most often consumed in Asia in shark fin soup. This unsustainable trade is fueled by shark finning, the wasteful act of slicing off the fins and discarding the body at sea.