"Taking Shark Fin Soup Off the Menu"

"Humane Society International called it a 'monumental decision' and a 'watershed moment for the global movement to protect sharks.' The conservation group Shark Savers said it 'could be the best news for the oceans in some time.' The major development? The Chinese government announced Tuesday that it would ban the serving of shark fin soup, a prized and expensive delicacy, at official banquets."

"While China is not the only nation that consumes shark fins, it is by far the largest, and soaring demand has put severe pressure on global shark populations."

Bettina Wassener reports for the New York Times July 3, 2012.
 

Source: Green/NYT, 07/05/2012