I found this article on Shark Finning in an LA Newspaper. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-shark-fin-20110629,0,258416.story According to the Article Shark Fin Soup is a traditional food in China and on the menu of some Chinese Restaurants in California (and elsewhere). The problem with Shark Finning is fisherman catch the sharks cut off the Fins and then throw the Shark (still alive in many cases) back in the ocean to die. Pretty wasteful to say the least.
I think as the ultimate top predator on Planet Earth We need to start self regulating when it comes to our environment in general. As go the Sharks, Tuna, you name it, so goes Humanity eventually. Mother Earth has a way of taking care of her own.
Im not saying "don't hunt anything," Im just saying, be aware that everything is connected, once a species is gone its gone forever. Lets respect our Mother. B