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Jian Wei, 38, stands in front of a large tank containing Black Tip Reef Sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in his shop at the Shilihe pet market in Beijing. He sells 3-5 individuals each month with each selling for approximately 4000RMB (US$600). The species is native to the coastal waters of the Info-Pacific region and is listed as 'near threatened' by the IUCN Red list due to overfishing. Jian orders his online from the Philippines and Indonesia with most being sent to China by air freight.


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