Even though it is illegal in most countries, shark fin soup can easily cost upwards of $100 per bowl. In some cultures the fin is said to have many health benefits like boosting sexual potency, enhancing skin quality, increasing one’s qi or energy, preventing heart disease, and lowering cholesterol. For this reason the number of sharks who are killed for their fins around the world is staggering.
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In a building housing seafood suppliers in Kennedy Town in central Hong Kong thousands of shark fins were found laid down to dry. After receiving a tip from an unnamed person, photographer Gary Strokes clicked shocking pictures of the fins.