Episode 4: Can Asia’s Illegal Marine Trade be Stopped?

23 August 2019

Why is the protected totoaba fish maw on sale in Hong Kong dried seafood markets? Enforcing international trade agreements on endangered marine species is a challenge everywhere. But in Hong Kong the punishment doesn’t befit the crime when it comes to trading in endangered marine species. And research has shown that some of the same traffickers in endangered wildlife are also trafficking in illegal drugs. What can we do to get control over this trade that is driving some marine species to extinction? 


Sophie le Clue, ADM Capital Foundation
Joyce Wu, Traffic (formerly)
Yvonne Sadovy, University of Hong Kong
Bonnie Tang, Greenpeace
Gary Stokes, Oceans Asia
Stan Shea, Bloom Association