Endangered shark fins sold in Vancouver: probe

The fins of threatened and endangered shark species are being sold in Vancouver, an exclusive CTV News investigation has revealed.

Dried fins were purchased at local shops earlier this year, some by an undercover reporter and others by the Animal Defense League, and sent to a lab at the University of Guelph for DNA testing.

Out of 59 samples tested, 76 per cent of the fins matched sharks that are threatened or endangered under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s so-called red list.

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