CHINA: Shark fin trade subject to scrutiny, green groups' report pre-empts governmental controls
The issue of the world uncontrolled trade in shark's fin has been reopened amid claims by some green groups that some shark populations have been reduced by as much as 90%. Food retailers and restaurant owners, who can demand between $300 and $400 for a bowl of shark fin soup, insist that the claims are exaggerated however, and argue that the government should not give in to environmental groups by placing controls on the industry.
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