How WildAid helped to reduce the number of sharks being killed?

How WildAid helped to reduce the number of sharks being killed?

Survey respondents said they consumed shark fin most often at weddings (72%), family meals at restaurants (61%), and business meetings (47%). WildAid launched the “Celebrate with No Shark Fin” campaign with the aim to end shark fin consumption in Thailand and thereby protect sharks, fisheries and the ocean ecosystem.

Is shark fin soup poisonous?

Not only does shark fin have no nutritional benefit — it is often tasteless strands of cartilage in a chicken broth — but it also can be harmful. The shark’s position at the top of the food chain means it can contain dangerous amounts of mercury, cadmium, arsenic and other poisonous metals, the report said.

Are there sharks in the South China Sea?

Of the 109 species present historically in the South China Sea (SCS) [18], 48, 63 and 53 shark species have been reported in 1999 [19], 2004 [20] and 2005 [21], respectively in SSCS areas. This information suggests that approximately half of the SCS’s shark species occur in Malaysian waters.

What shark is used for shark fin soup?

Shark fin is banned in 12 U.S. states—but it’s still on the menu. The shortfin mako shark, considered vulnerable as its numbers have fallen, is one of the species found in shark fin soup samples collected from around the United States.

Which country kills the most sharks?

The top 10 shark fishing nations, in order, are: Indonesia, India, Spain, Taiwan, Argentina, Mexico, Pakistan, the United States, Japan, and Malaysia, with Thailand, France, Brazil, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Portugal, Nigeria, Iran, the United Kingdom, and South Korea following, comprising the top 20 fishing nations.

Where does shark finning happen the most?

Finning is banned in the Eastern Pacific, but shark fishing and finning continues unabated in most of the Pacific and Indian Ocean. In countries such as Thailand and Singapore, public awareness advertisements on finning have reportedly reduced consumption by 25%.

What is China doing about shark fin soup?

On 2 July 2012, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China declared that shark fin soup can no longer be served at official banquets. This ban may take up to three years to take effect because of the social significance of the dish in Chinese culture.

Does Vietnam have shark?

There Are Sharks, but Don’t Panic The South China Sea, which flows round Vietnam, is known for its great number of inhabitants. There is no surprise since water temperature doesn’t drop below 20 degrees. Among all sea inhabitants tourists are interested primarily in sharks.

Is there a great white shark in the Philippines?

Great White Sharks grow about 15 feet, though giants exceeding 20 feet have been recorded. Females are slightly larger. This is significant, for though we know this species ranges through all the world’s oceans, very few people have seen it in Philippine waters, making it among the rarest sharks in the country.

What is WildAid doing to stop the shark fin trade?

WildAid is campaigning to reduce shark fin consumption in China (including Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan) and Thailand, and to secure further restrictions to the global shark fin trade. More than 70 shark species are at risk of extinction.

What is WildAid doing to support wildlife conservation?

While most wildlife conservation groups focus on scientific studies and anti-poaching efforts, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and to increase local support for conservation efforts.

Are Sharks at risk of extinction in China?

More than 70 shark species are at risk of extinction. Shark fin consumption has fallen by more than 80% in China. Of Chinese residents surveyed by WildAid, 93% had not consumed shark fin in the previous 6 years. Since 2011, there has been an estimated 50-70% decrease in shark fin consumption in China.

How much does a shark fin cost in China?

The prices of wholesale shark fins declined by 50-67% from $270-300 per kilogram in 2011 to $90-150 in 2014. In 2016, we conducted a follow-up survey of Chinese residents to measure changes in attitudes and awareness toward shark conservation.