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Shark fin consumption down in China, up elsewhere

Public-education and anti-corruption drives in China have sent prices and consumption of this prestige delicacy plunging, but other Asians are developing a taste for it

Activists from non-governmental organisation WildAid protesting outside an outlet of Maxim's, the largest Chinese restaurant group in Hong Kong, on Feb 10. Maxim's serves blue shark fin on request; the dish is popular on Chinese New Year banquet menus.


THE battle to save the world's sharks from extinction has not yet been won, despite one of the most significant wildlife success stories of recent years.

Consumption of shark fin soup in China has fallen by around 80 per cent since 2011, government figures and private...

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