Report: Hong Kong's appetite for reef fish 'unsustainable'

Yvonne Sadovy, co-author of the eye-opening report on live reef food fish titled, Going, going gone, says Hong Kong's laws 'are ill-equipped to control the trade as its practiced today'.

It is a billion-dollar industry driven by demand in Hong Kong and China for ultra-fresh sea food.

But an eye-opening report on Live Reef Food Fish (LRFF) released on Thursday by leading academics and conservationists in Hong Kong, paints a dismal future for the trade.


Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan takes a look at why many reef fish species are under threat.