Every year, 23-70 Million sharks are killed for their fins.
Shark fin soup is a delicacy sold in most Asian countries, most notably in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Last year, Hong Kong alone imported an astonishing 10.3 million kgs of shark fins in one year.
Conservationists across the globe are struggling to slow down the rate of slaughter, but the high profit margin for fins make the trade of fins nearly impossible to stop. Banning the product and establishing areas of complete protection for sharks are the goal many countries are now striving for.
In 2010, Hawaii was the first State in the world that banned the possession, sale and trade of shark fins.
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