THAILAND

The sales of Thai restaurants serving shark's fin soup have declined significantly after an international environmental organisation released a report stating that the mammal's fins contained mercury. Fifteen restaurants of Bangkok claim they have suffered a loss of about us $2.3 million after the report was released by the us -based environmental group, Wild Aid. The report had stated that sharks' fins exported mainly from Hong Kong and sold in restaurants throughout the world contained dangerously high levels of mercury.

Related Content