08 Jul '11, 1am

Shark Protection is Going Global

Governments around the world are taking action to protect sharks. This is because sharks are often worth more alive than dead . Sharks are valuable because they keep ecosystems healthy, and shark-viewing tourism is becoming a major industry in many places. This value is squandered when sharks are killed for short-term gain from the sale of their fins. Although 26-73 million sharks are killed every year, just for their fins , there’s been lots of good news for sharks lately: many states and nations around the world have recently taken bold action to stop the wasteful “finning” of sharks. The Chilean National Congress just passed legislation that completely bans shark finning in Chilean waters. This is a great step, because Chile had become a major exporter of shark fins that are used for soup. A few days ago, the Bahama’s banned commercial shark finning in 243,000 square mi...

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