Trade & consumption


Cardeñosa D and others, ‘Small Fins, Large Trade: A Snapshot of the Species Composition of Low-Value Shark Fins in the Hong Kong Markets’ [2019] Animal Conservation 1 <>


Almerón-Souza F and others, ‘Molecular Identification of Shark Meat from Local Markets in Southern Brazil Based on DNA Barcoding: Evidence for Mislabeling and Trade of Endangered Species’ (2018) 9 Frontiers in Genetics <>

Carvalho MS De and others, ‘Advances in Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America’ (2018) 22 197 <>

Fields AT and others, ‘Species Composition of the International Shark Fin Trade Assessed through a Retail-Market Survey in Hong Kong’ (2018) 32 Conservation Biology 376 <>

López de la Lama R, De la Puente S and Riveros JC, ‘Attitudes and Misconceptions towards Sharks and Shark Meat Consumption along the Peruvian Coast’ (2018) 13 PLoS ONE 1 <>

Sadovy de Mitcheson Y and others, ‘Out of Control Means off the Menu: The Case for Ceasing Consumption of Luxury Products from Highly Vulnerable Species When International Trade Cannot Be Adequately Controlled; Shark Fin as a Case Study’ (2018) 98 Marine Policy 115 <>


Barreto RR and others, ‘Rethinking Use and Trade of Pelagic Sharks from Brazil’ (2017) 85 Marine Policy 114 <>

Shea KH and To AWL, ‘From Boat to Bowl: Patterns and Dynamics of Shark Fin Trade in Hong Kong ― Implications for Monitoring and Management’ (2017) 81 Marine Policy 330 <>

Before 2017

Clarke, Shelley, Eleanor J. Milner-Gulland, and Trond Bjørndal, ‘Social, economic, and regulatory drivers of the shark fin trade.’ (2007) Marine Resource Economics 22.3 <>

Cheung, Gordon C.K. and Chang, Chak Yan (2011) ‘Cultural identities of Chinese business : networks of the shark fin business in Hong Kong.’, Asia Pacific business review 17 (3) <>

Dell’Apa A, Chad Smith M and Kaneshiro-Pineiro MY, ‘The Influence of Culture on the International Management of Shark Finning’ (2014) 54 Environmental Management 151 <>

Dent F and Clarke S, ‘State of the Global Market for Shark Products’ [2015] FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical paper No. 590. 187 

Fabinyi M, ‘Historical, Cultural and Social Perspectives on Luxury Seafood Consumption in China’ (2012) 39 Environmental Conservation 83 <>

Fong QSW and Anderson JL, ‘From Shark Fin Markets to Shark Populations: An Integrated Market Preference Cohort Analysis Of the Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus Limbatus)’ (2001) 40 International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade 117 <>

Grimes, Nathaniel, ‘Institutions in the Shark Fin Market: Externalities and Incentives.’ (2018) Review of Business 38.2 

Lehr H, ‘Traceability Study in Shark Products’ Report commissioned by the CITES Secretariat. This publication was funded by the European Union, through the CITES capacity-building project on aquatic species

Li W, Wang Y and Norman B, ‘A Preliminary Survey of Whale Shark Rhincodon Typus Catch and Trade in China: An Emerging Crisis’ (2012) 80 Journal of Fish Biology 1608 <>