01 Oct '11, 1pm

We Wookiees think stomach first, but on Earth? Talk about gluttony > Over 50,000 Sharks Poached in US Gulf, @NRDC blog:

Of the 26 – 73 million sharks killed each year for their fins , the Washington Post yesterday reported that over 50,000 sharks are poached from the U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico (this number is based on a 2005 study, so likely many more are killed). The Mexican fishermen who catch these sharks risk confiscation of their boats and capture by the U.S. Coast Guard because sharks fins are such a valuable commodity. The fins caught in Mexico are sent off to Asia where they are processed for shark fin soup and shipped off to markets throughout Asia, and sometimes they are sold back to restaurants or stores in the U.S. Photo by eazy traveler, via Flickr Creative Commons California is the largest market for shark fins outside of Asia, and most of the fins are imported through Los Angeles and San Diego. It’s a terrible irony that sharks caught illegally in U.S. waters could the...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lmonroe/over_50000_shar...

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