Fin Trade Imperils Basking Shark
April 23, 2007 - Washington Post
By Juliet Eilperin
Basking sharks continue to be hunted for their fins despite global protections for the world's second-largest fish, a new report indicates.
Using DNA analysis, researchers found fins from the sharks -- which have been declared endangered by the World Conservation Union and are under strict international trade regulations -- in both the Japanese and Hong Kong markets.
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