31 May '17, 9am

[email protected]_WLTrade report on #shark trade in #Singapore sparks debate in SG media:

.@TRAFFIC_WLTrade report on #shark trade in #Singapore sparks debate in SG media:

Global wildlife trade-monitoring network Traffic and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) reported that Singapore is the world’s second largest shark fin trader (both importer and exporter) in monetary value . Singapore maintained this ranking for both time periods of 2005 to 2007 and 2012 to 2013. Following the news coverage of this not so glamorous global ranking, a representative of Marine and Land Products Association told The Straits Times that almost all shark fin sold in Singapore, approximately 90 percent, comes from “sustainable” sources. The association represents around 10 companies that are involved in the shark fin trade, which is approximately 70 percent of the shark fin industry here. Here’s the issue: “Sustainable” sources of shark fins do not ensure sustainable shark populations at all. The traditional way of fin harvesting is removing fins from live sharks th...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/05/sustainable-shark-fin-source...

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