The Discovery Channel’s beloved Shark Week is upon us. This means that, for the remainder of the week, you can go home, cuddle up on the couch, and delve deep into the sea, uncovering the fascinating world of the most majestic sea creature who tops the underwater food chain. As much as we love Shark Week, and are captivated by the exciting feats of these aquatic animals, we’re also interested in where Shark Week intertwines with the food world.
Shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy, has stirred a global animal rights debate surrounding the utterly inhumane practice of finning. Shark finning has sparked countries across the globe and states across the US to pass laws banning the trade. In celebration of Shark Week, and to bring attention to this issue, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about eating sharks. Read through our gallery to keep yourself informed, and to brag about your knowledge of shark as food to your friends while you’re all sitting around watching Discover Channel this week.
Click through the list for a brief rundown of everything you need to know about eating sharks.