If there is a glimmer of hope for overfishing, it's the realization of how badly the barbaric practice of shark finning hurts both shark populations and the ocean environment. For whatever reason, Asian people are no longer enamored of shark fin soup. Praise the Deity!
Asia loses its taste for shark fin
"The younger generation has specifically been very aware of the issue and been stepping away from using shark fin... In the long term it will be a natural progression anyway."Now, if we could just get Japan to lose its taste for bluefin tuna, we'd really be making progress.
In Hong Kong -- the top shark-fin trading centre, handling about 50 percent of the global trade -- conservationists lauded Peninsula Hotels group's decision two months ago to similarly ditch the dish."