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Mar 11 - Shark Tale

Mar 11 - Shark Tale
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New Zealand is helping feed the world’s appetite for shark fin soup.

More than 18,000 tonnes of shark were caught in New Zealand last year. Much of that catch ends up in soup bowls, both here and overseas. And it’s the fin that is most prized. Often the rest of the shark is simply biffed over the side of the boat.

But now there’s a movement to stop the trade. Forget Save the Whales, this is Save the Sharks.

60 Minutes reporter Paula Penfold investigates the fin business in New Zealand, from the fishing to the eating. And as she discovers, a carefully prepared shark fin soup can taste pretty good.

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Extra footage courtesy of:
Greenpeace
Danny Boulton

Photographs:
David Vogt