In the early 2000s, viral videos of finless—but breathing—sharks being thrown into the water created hysteria and shone the spotlight on shark fin soup. But recently, the West has been caught red handed: revelations that they eat shark meat have left the East feeling victimised for shouldering the bad publicity alone.
People are now asking: what is the truth behind the shark trade, and has the focus on Asia masked what is really going on?
Naomi was a data journalist at Kontinentalist. She is a marine scientist who has commitment issues so works on a variety of projects. In her free time, she likes to be in the ocean, in the mountains, or in the wrestling ring.