Since 2000 Michael has been campaign ing to protect sharks, especially in southeast Asia and China, BY lobby ing against eating shark fin soup…
How effective is the campaign from your point of view?
Numbers have dropped, for sure. In the last few years, in Hong Kong and Singapore, there’s been a 50 per cent drop in the import of shark fins. That is a very dramatic drop, but because the industry is so big – you’re talking about 100,000 tons – a typical shark fin restaurant in Singapore can sell about one ton of shark fins a week. For one ton of shark fins, you’re talking about 2000 sharks.