Shark Coffins Placed In City Streets Create Overfishing Awareness [Pics]
A Shanghai public awareness campaign encourages viewers to pledge against shark fin soup.
Shark fin soup may be a worldwide delicacy, but shark fishing is a worldwide scourge. Since the only desirable part of the animal — its fins — comprise just 2% of its body weight, fishermen need to kill over 73 million sharks per year to keep up with demand, and eliminating so many large predators can be detrimental to the world’s ocean ecosystems. And all for small bowls of soup.