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Shark fin with skin, during the drying process, taken in Hong Kong. © WWF-Hong Kong / Tracy Tsang

Compliance Protocol for managing stockpiles of CITES-listed shark fins in Hong Kong SAR

Shark fin with skin, during the drying process, taken in Hong Kong. © WWF-Hong Kong / Tracy Tsang

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Published 14th July 2022

WWF and TRAFFIC Release a New Shark Fin Compliance Protocol

Announced on Shark Awareness Day, the new protocol will combat the illegal shark fin trade

Hong Kong – 14 July 2022 Today, WWF and TRAFFIC released a major new protocol that will regulate the trade of shark and ray products. The Compliance Protocol for Managing Stockpiles of CITES-listed Shark Fins in Hong Kong covers shark and ray products listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and provides a management framework for pre-CITES shark fin stockpiles. The protocol was announced on Shark Awareness Day when we are reminded that 37% of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

Compliance Protocol for managing stockpiles of CITES-listed shark fins in Hong Kong SAR

Report author(s):
Wilson Lau, Glenn Sant

Publication date:
July 2022

About WWF Hong Kong

WWF is a leading global conservation organisation, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through conservation, footprint and education programmes, with the aim of transforming Hong Kong into Asia’s most sustainable city. For more information, please visit: wwf.org.hk 

About BLOOM Association

BLOOM is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 that works to preserve the marine environment and species from unnecessary destruction and to increase social benefits in the fishing sector. BLOOM wages awareness and advocacy campaigns in order to accelerate the adoption of concrete solutions for the ocean, humans and the climate. BLOOM carries out scientific research projects, independent studies and evaluations that highlight crucial and unaddressed issues such as the financing mechanisms of the fishing sector. BLOOM’s actions are meant for the general public as well as policy-makers and economic stakeholders.

www.bloomassociation.org

About Shark Conservation Fund

This project has been funded by the Shark Conservation Fund 
www.sharkconservationfund.org