Explore what types of shark products are used, how demand has changed over time, and the way in which they move from origin to consumer.
The "State of the Global Market for Shark Products" report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2015 is a goldmine of information about the flow of trade in shark and ray products around the world. This interactive infographic brings to light the key findings of the report. It visualizes the complex, global and interdependent market for shark and ray meat and fins. We hope you’ll gain valuable insights into the complexity and be inspired to help protect sharks and rays from overfishing.
The annual volume for fin imports decreased from 17,682 tonnes (t) in 2000 to 16,815 t in 2011.
In 2011, the annual volume for shark (including skate and ray) meat imports was 121,641 t compared to 85,710 t in 2000.