Hub of the Fin
Source: The Fiji Times
October 17, 2011
"With the high commercial demand for shark products, tax incentives is also said to be among the major factors strengthening shark trading in Fiji.
Angelo O'Connor Villagomez, the global shark conservation senior associate with Washington-based Pew Environment Group said Fiji had been the hub of trade for shark products, particularly shark fins a delicacy for Asian countries, particularly China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Partnering conservationist organisation Coral Reef Alliance assistant director for conservation programs Jason Vasques said while the economical value for shark was significant, their ecological value must also be considered."
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