New Lab in Sri Lanka to Detect Endangered Sharks in Fish Markets

A lab in Sri Lanka is harnessing modern genetic techniques to improve the identification of the meat and oil of sharks and rays in the country’s fish markets.

Sri Lanka’s sovereign waters in the India Ocean cover an area about the size of France (510,000 square kilometers or about 200,00 square miles) and within this vast area are over 50 shark species, of which around a dozen species are of commercial significance.

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