Biggest shark fin seizure in Hong Kong history recovers 26 tonnes, mostly from endangered species, in shipments from Ecuador

Date: May 7, 2020

Source: South China Morning Post

  • The two consignments, which on their own doubled the amount seized last year, represent the slaughter of an estimated 38,500 protected sharks
  • Most of the dried fins discovered were taken from the protected ‘thresher’ and ‘silk’ species

Hong Kong customs officials have made their largest shark fin seizure ever, uncovering 26 tonnes taken from 38,500 endangered sharks inside a pair of shipping containers from South America, it was revealed on Wednesday.

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