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Shark fins sit on the floor waiting to b

(Anne Cecile Guthmann/AFP/Getty Images)

Shark fins sit on the floor waiting to be sorted out for export and local deliveries to Chinese restaurants, at a warehouse, along a busy street in the Central district of Hong Kong on November 12, 2008. Many big shark species have fallen prey to booming Asian economies where shark-fin soup is prized as a must-have delicacy at weddings and other banquet occasions. The fins are often sliced off of living fish which are then discarded in the sea. AFP PHOTO / ANNE CECILE GUTHMANN (Photo credit should read ANNE CECILE GUTHMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Shark fins sit on the floor waiting to b