Say No to Shark Fin
Sharks in the Seas. Not in the Soup.
Sharks are particularly vulnerable to over-exploitation because they are slow-growing, mature at a late age, and have relatively low productivity. This means that their populations are slow to recover once overfished.
The high market demand for shark fin is currently the main driver of unsustainable fishing for sharks globally. Shark fin soup has been a tradition at Chinese festive celebrations and wedding banquets. But growing demand of shark fin soup is pushing our sharks to extinction.
As a top predator in the food chain, sharks feed on fishes which in turn feed on smaller fishes or plankton. When sharks become extinct, this irreversible change will cause populations of other fishes to go unchecked, exhausting the supply at the start of the food chain. Soon, fish stocks that are essential to our survival will be depleted.
Singapore is one of the largest shark fin trading nations. Unfortunately, there is only one small sustainable shark fishery in global terms, and the development of sustainable fisheries for sharks is likely to be far too slow to effectively conserve shark populations in most parts of the world.
Special thanks to Fuse Creative Singapore for the concept and design.