News ID: 74185 |
Publish Date: 10:36 - 29 May 2017

Singapore is Second Largest Shark Fin Trader

Singapore is the world’s second largest shark fin trader by value after Hong Kong according to a new report by TRAFFIC and WWF, who are calling on Singapore to improve transparency in the global shark fin trade through more robust monitoring.

Singapore is Second Largest Shark Fin Trader
The recorded value of the export trade was $40 million for 2012–2013, a close second after Hong Kong’s $45 million, while the corresponding figures for import values were $170 million for Hong Kong and $51.4 million for Singapore, MANA correspondent reported. 
According to the report, The Shark and Ray Trade in Singapore, the country was the world’s second largest re-exporter of shark fin after Thailand, accounting for 10 percent of the world’s total exports from 2012–2013. 
Singapore does not have a domestic shark fishery and domestic export of locally processed shark fins makes up only 2.6 percent of the total export. 
The top three nations Singapore imported shark fins from were Spain, Uruguay and Namibia. The top three export destinations from Singapore were Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan.
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