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Malaysia is the world’s 8th largest producer of shark products and the 2nd largest importer in terms of volume, according to a report by Traffic.org in 2017. Approximately 84% of the imported shark fins are still consumed domestically.

In fact, shark fins are gradually finding their way into new market segments beyond the Chinese population, as highlighted by WWF. Additionally, apart from whale sharks, shark fishing is still legally permitted.

However, sharks play a crucial role in maintaining the health of our oceans. As apex predators, they help maintain a critical balance in the marine ecosystem. The elimination of sharks can have disastrous consequences further down the food chain, such as the collapse of commercial fisheries and the degradation of coral reefs.

The shark fin trade is devastating shark populations worldwide. Shark fin soup, a luxury delicacy, is responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of sharks annually. While sharks are essential for ecosystem balance, the consumption of shark fin soup is not.

One-third of shark species are currently threatened with extinction. Due to their slow reproductive rate, which includes a long maturation period and low offspring production, sharks are unable to recover easily from overfishing.

Join Shark Savers Malaysia and the growing movement to ban shark fin consumption!

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