Hammered Saws

Posted on 29, Aug, 2007 at 22:00

Category: Science

There is an interesting article in Aug 11th Science News about Sawfish: www.sciencenews.org. There is a lucrative market for Sawfish. A pair of Sawfish fins, used in Asian countries for shark fin soup can bring in as much as $3,000. The snouts, or rostrum, can top out at $6,000 when used to make artificial spurs for cockfighting.

With such strong economical factors working against the sawfish, it will be a very difficult effort to protect them without international help. www.oceanconservancy.org

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