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Sharks are key to the health of our oceans

THE VALUE OF SHARKS
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Sharks are key to the health of our oceans

A new study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science concludes that sharks are worth far more alive and swimming. In Palau, the Pacific Island nation that declared its waters a sanctuary free of shark fishing, sharks provide a linchpin for the tourism industry. see the video...
 

Shrinking Shark Population Threatening Overall Ocean Health

Sharks are a vital part of a healthy and vibrant food chain – in which each link relies on the others for survival – and that includes man.

One of the world’s most feared predators is under attack. Experts say only about 10% of the world’s sharks remain due to overfishing that could upset the balance of sea life and threaten a variety of local jobs and the global food supply. 

Every year sharks are captured by the millions and their fins are removed and sold as the main ingredient in shark fin soup. Their wounded bodies are often dumped back into the sea to die. It’s a cruel harvest that is so widespread it threatens to damage the delicate balance of life in the ocean.


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