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Devastating Delicacy: Shark Population Threatened by Finning

Image: Shark fins dry on a road in Hong Kong on July 30
Shark fins dry on a road in Hong Kong on July 30.DALE DE LA REY / AFP - Getty Images

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Shark fins are put out to dry on a road in Hong Kong on July 30. China is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fins, where the delicacy is commonly served as a soup during wedding banquets and corporate parties. But conservationists say booming demand for fins has put pressure on the world's shark populations, prompting calls for measures to restrict their trade.

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