The Influence of Culture on the International Management of Shark Finning

  title={The Influence of Culture on the International Management of Shark Finning},
  author={Andrea Dell'Apa and M. Chad Smith and Mahealani Y. Kaneshiro-Pineiro},
  journal={Environmental Management},
Shark finning is prohibited in many countries, but high prices for fins from the Asian market help maintain the international black-market and poaching. Traditional shark fin bans fail to recognize that the main driver of fin exploitation is linked to cultural beliefs about sharks in traditional Chinese culture. Therefore, shark finning should be addressed considering the social science approach as part of the fishery management scheme. This paper investigates the cultural significance of… 

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