Hong Kong Imported 10 Million Kilograms of Shark Fins Last Year

"Around the world, sharks are in crisis. Many species have suffered population declines of 90 to 99 percent in recent decades, mostly to feed the seemingly endless demand for the tasteless concoction known as shark fin soup, which is served to mark important occasions such as weddings and business deals in China and some other Asian communities. "

" Spain, it turns out, was the number-one source. Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates rounded out the top five. The U.S. was the ninth-largest source of shark fins imported into Hong Kong."