African Shark Eco-Charters – No More Shark Fin Soup In China?

According to a recent article published in The Independent, the demand for shark fins and shark fin soup in China has plunged, and there is fresh hope for sharks around the world.

The article  sheds some light that the consumption of shark fin soup in China has reduced significantly by 50 – 70% in the past two years, and that shark fin soup has been banned from official banquets thanks to a government campaign against extravagance, a former NBA star, an amalgamation of Chinese business leaders, celebrities and students.

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Shark fins left to dry on a rooftop. © The Independent
Shark fins left to dry on a rooftop. © The Independent

More than 70 million sharks were killed last year to satisfy the greedy demand from China’s wealthy for shark fin soup, which is really devastating to hear.

The team at African Shark Eco-Charters are very pleased to see that positive changes are starting to take effect. Sharks are an important part of the Ocean and we would love to extend our thanks to everyone who cares for them and who are playing their part to try and protect them.

Join African Shark Eco-Charters on an educational shark cage diving experience and let us show you why we think the Great White Shark, and other shark species, are worth fighting for!

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