The shark fin is used as a main incredient in a shark fin soup, which is a chinese delicacy. The actual shark fin is tasteless, which is why the fin is boiled in a chicken broth to absorb taste. The shark fin soup used to be only consumed by the rich. However, now that the chinese economy is strong and more people come to wealth, the demand for shark fins has increased. At the same time the shark population has dramatically decreased due to shark finning. This wasteful act with lasting consequences must be stopped now!!!