* The reclassification of shark fins by IE Statlink, Singapore’s official statistics body, occurred twice in 2008 and 2012. Frozen shark fins were suspected to be combined with frozen shark meat in 2008 to 2011. A lack of accurate interpretation of those data limited a comprehensive ten-year trade analysis, and therefore detailed analysis focused over two consecutive periods over six years, from 2005 to 2007and from 2012 to 2014.
About the report
The Shark and Ray Trade in Singapore is the first detailed analysis of the country’s role in the shark and ray trade, and provides a full picture of Singapore’s role in the shark fin and ray trade from source to market. It was conducted as part of the global WWF and TRAFFIC Shark & Ray Initiative.
TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development whose mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. More information at www.traffic.org
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