Looking for a controversial global issue to ignite debate among students? This problem solving activity examines the issue of shark finning, a process designed to collect the fins of sharks for use in extravagant soups. It provides jobs and boosts local economies on one hand. On the other hand, the shark carcasses are often tossed into the ocean. Opens the door for deep debate about topics ranging from capitalism to a nation's sovereignty in the global climate to ownership of natural resources. Students will ultimately come to a conclusion about whether they believe shark finning should be banned.