Shark Fin Trade Swims On, Despite Ban

Source: The Cambodia Daily | Wed, 12 October 2016, by Aihsa Down

Shark fins, which cost between HK$2,880 ($369) and HK$3,580 ($459) per Chinese catty (1 pound), are on display inside a dried seafood store in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo - RTX2JA36

Dried shark fins on display at a dried seafood store in Hong Kong in 2013. (Reuters)

Pungent piles of dried fish meat fill tiny shops on the ground floor of Phnom Penh’s Phsar O’Russei as the latest catch flops in metal basins. Hanging from some stalls are bags of half-meter long, leathery, dried shark fins—destined for expensive bowls of a soup prized for its taste and texture.

 

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