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New restrictions bite Hong Kong shark fin traders

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A conservation victory restricting global trade in more shark species will take a fresh bite at Hong Kong's market in fins, which has already been hit hard by persistent attacks from anti-fin campaigners. 

Image taken on January 2, 2013 shows shark fins drying in the sun on the roof of a factory building in Hong Kong. A conservation victory restricting global trade in more shark species will take a fresh bite at Hong Kong's market in fins.

Defiant fin merchants insisted the impact of the restrictions would be minimal as they would continue to import other species not covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agreement.

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