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Recently I went through more of the photos I took last autumn in one of Japan’s largest tuna markets. This market is also a broker of shark fins. Shark finning is the single greatest threat to shark populations all around the world. Fins reach high prices for the controversial delicacy, shark fin soup. Larger sharks that are often caught for fins don't reach reproductive age until they are 5-15 years old (depending on the species). At the rate they are being wiped out, it is very difficult for these populations to stay healthy.  Sharks play a vital role in balancing...

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