I am for sustainable and responsible fishing animal and Land Management. There is no reason to harvest shark fins and dispose of the rest of the shark. Shark is a very tasty food source. The shark itself should not be thrown away just so that the fins can be harvested. It is cruel and it is wasteful. Harvesting the fins only is the same thing as killing the shark and throwing away potential revenue from the sale of the meat that can be taken and eaten from the shark itself. We have a duty to protect our world and that includes protecting species that cannot protect themselves for misuse and abuse. Harvesting shark fins to be used only for shark fin soup is a hypocritical and disgusting practice. These practices are not limited to sharks and should be stopped in all animal populations. Sustainability is the key and you cannot sustain a creature by taking one little part of it and letting the rest of it die or horrible death.