We reported that Chinese companies are now removing shark fin products from their websites. This is a huge step forward in the conservation efforts of shark stewards around the world.
It has been a long timing coming and we are very happy that not only Chinese businesses but the consumer are both changing their way of thinking regarding this issue.
As much of a success that this is, it does not mean that the shark has won. It simply means that this is the first step on a long road to recovery.
Now that the largest online marketer in Asia has removed these products we have to worry about an underground movement. There is billions of dollars flowing in this industry and we must remain cognizant to this fact.
With supply becoming an issue hopefully more restaurants and other traffickers will experience challenges finding new supplies.
This is a small victory.
For the time being, this battle may be over but the war continues.