soupfin shark

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Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A)

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The instruction includes making a soupfin shark puppet called "Chompy."
In 1937, it was discovered that the liver of the Soupfin Shark was the richest source of vitamin A available in commercial quantities (Ripley, 1946).
By 1941 a similar fishery for the Soupfin Shark had developed in Oregon (Westrheim, 1950).
The history of directed shark fisheries in North American waters contains many examples of the deleterious effects overfishing can have on shark populations, including the rise and collapse of the porbeagle, Lamna nasus (Casey et al., 1978); soupfin shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus (Ripley, 1946); and spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias (Rago et al., 1998) fisheries.
The four-foot fish - which could grow to 15ft - ripped two soupfin sharks apart after they strayed too close.