What About Rays?

 
Shawn Heinrichs

Shawn Heinrichs

 

Rays Parts are disguised as shark fins

Fins from manta and mobile rays can enter the market as shark fins. Rays are also hunted for their gills. As with shark fins, the majority of ray gillrakers found in traditional medicine markets come from protected, endangered species and are illegal to trade under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), yet persist in the market- place. Evidence suggests that these products are part of the same international trade as shark fins.

 
 
Laurel Irvine