Every Chinese New Year, campaigns by conservation groups ask diners to stop eating shark's fin.
But recent figures show that Singapore's imports of the delicacy have nearly doubled since 2003. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), which supplied the numbers, said nearly 2,500 tons were imported last year, up from 1,300 tons eight years ago.
The figures include dried, salted and canned fins, and refer to those meant for both domestic consumption and export.
And last week, conservation group Traffic delivered more alarming news: a report that a decade-long United Nations shark conservation scheme has failed. More...