Shark fin soup sold in Bangkok restaurants was actually soup made of spiny
dogfish, a smaller .....41….. of shark, restaurants say.
Spiny dogfish has been used …..42….. a stand – in for cod and haddock to
make fillets and fish – and – chips in western countries. Local restaurants has used lower-
price dogfish fins in their soup for more than 20 years, said David Lau, adviser
…..43….. an association of restaurants selling shark fin soup.
Ninety percent of shark fin soup sold in Bangkok restaurants was made from spiny
dogfish, not …..44…..large – sized sharks that WildAid had made the centre of a
He said the fins sold in Bangkok were a by – product of dogfish …..45….. from
European countries such as Norway.
Steve Galster of Wildaid dismissed Mr. Lau's remarks as evasive.
“In Southeast Asia, shark fins come in …..46…..bags. Look at the restaurant
windows and you will see big – sized fins. They even sell whale, shark fins here,” he said.
No one had ….47….. information on dogfish but figures from the United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation showed shark species were …..48…..by
overfishing, Mr. Galster said.
Restaurants selling shark fin soup have …..49….. up to 40% of their income
after WildAid, a conservation group, said tests found shark fin samples …..50…..
high levels of mercury.