Sadly, many sharks are being chased towards extinction.
And, the demand for shark fin, primarily driven by shark fin soup is continuing to skyrocket. Shark populations simply cannot keep up with the demand.
At the top of the food chain, sharks are critical to the health of our oceans.
Few people know or care that many shark species are rapidly moving towards extinction. Our irrational fear of sharks explains our lack of desire to save
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Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually.
Sharks have been honed to perfection, having existed on this planet for over 400 million years.
Sharks play a vital role at the top of the food chain by maintaining balance in the oceans.
* An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year (that works out to more than 10,000 sharks per hour).
Shark fins are tasteless, and may contain high levels of toxic methyl-mercury.
Only a small number of countries have banned finning - many more need to be encouraged to enact legislation.
Many people assume that because they don’t eat shark fin soup – then they can’t possibly be contributing to the demise of the sharks and rays.
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