A worker cuts a shark fin at a fish market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2012. Shark researchers David Shiffman and Robert Hueter say that shutting down its system of sustainable shark fisheries could prompt less regulated fisheries to step in to fill the void. Environmentalists and animal advocates have long blamed the soup for the decline of some shark species.
A worker cuts a shark fin at a fish market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2012. Shark researchers David Shiffman and Robert Hueter say that shutting down its system of sustainable shark fisheries could prompt less regulated fisheries to step in to fill the void. Environmentalists and animal advocates have long blamed the soup for the decline of some shark species. Kamran Jebreili AP file photo
A worker cuts a shark fin at a fish market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2012. Shark researchers David Shiffman and Robert Hueter say that shutting down its system of sustainable shark fisheries could prompt less regulated fisheries to step in to fill the void. Environmentalists and animal advocates have long blamed the soup for the decline of some shark species. Kamran Jebreili AP file photo

Congress wants to ban the shark fin trade. These scientists think that’s a bad idea.

September 22, 2017 06:34 PM