Discovery.com: Faux Fins Could Save 70 Million Sharks

New Wave Foods, a San Francisco-based sustainable seafood company, is developing a bioengineered fin product that could pull the rug out from underneath the shark trade.

A combination of algae-derived ingredients and recombinant proteins, the faux shark fin could meet the demand for a highly valued product without exploiting the apex predators from an ecosystem on the brink of collapse.