Friday, February 27, 2015

Shark Fin Soup Origin

Today I researched the origin of shark fin soup and why it is treasured in Asian countries. I found out that shark fin soup is served at special occasions as a sign of honor and prosperity. Another thing I learned is that studies show that many consumers really don't know of the issues and effects the soup really causes. I also found a few graphics to add to my google slides presentation to make it look more interesting. I also found out more cons about eating shark fin soup that connects more to taste and effects ( like the high-levels of mercury it may contain) These are the things I did today on February, 27.

Friday, February 20, 2015

On February 20, I researched how the federal government is involved in my topic, shark finning. I found a lot of interesting information, like the fact that a "Shark Finning Prohibition Act" was passed in the United States in 2000. Another thing I took notes on was the countries/states in the US have laws against shark finning, and what they regulate. Lastly, I learned that many states, including Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, California, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and Massachusetts have laws against shark finning.