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Writer wants sharks in ocean, not soup

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The author of "Jaws" wants to see fewer shark fins, at least in soup bowls.

"Every bowl of shark fin soup involves killing an animal. Shark fins don't grow back," said Peter Benchley, who is touring Asia to campaign against industrial practices that kill sharks.

"Sharks have become much more the victims than villains," he said in Hong Kong.

Benchley is working with the San Francisco-based environmental group WildAid, which says Hong Kong is the world's biggest importer of shark fins.