WHAT IS SHARK FINNING?
Shark finning is the process of removing shark's fins and discarding the remains of the shark back into the ocean, leaving the shark vulnerable to predators, starvation and suffocation. Their fins are saved to sell in the shark fin market or used for cultural practices, such as Asian Shark Fin soup.
Some of the major uses of shark fins include saving them for sale, using them in cultural dishes and keeping them as a "trophy". Since fins can cost up to $10,000, so many people sell them in the shark fin market to make good money. Surprisingly, 73 million out of the total 100 million fins a year are used to make Asian Shark Fin soup. Also, some people consider certain sharks such as, whale sharks and basking sharks to be superior so they will keep their fins as their prized possession.