Cape Town, South Africa - Republic of South Africa
CONSERVATION OFFICIALS SURVEY SOME OF THE FIVE TONS OF SHARKFIN CONFISCATED IN CAPE TOWN.
Conservation officials Rhyn Johnson (L) and Mike Meyer (R) examine dried sharkfins at a warehouse in Cape Town, April 1, 2004. Marine officials raided premises in the city on Monday and confiscated more than five tons of dry shark fin. The fins of sharks, the numbers of which have been declining alarmingly across the world, are highly prized particularly in Asia where shark fin soup is a delicacy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings MH/GB