05 Mar '13, 7pm

100 million sharks are killed EVERY YEAR. That's THREE SHARKS CAUGHT PER SECOND: #stopsharkfinning

100 million sharks are killed EVERY YEAR. That's THREE SHARKS CAUGHT PER SECOND: #stopsharkfinning

New Report: 100 Million Sharks Are Killed Each Year Posted Tue, Mar 5, 2013 by P.M. Brannen to 100 million sharks , shark fin soup , shark finning , sharks Shark fins at a Hong Kong market. Photo: Wikimedia Commons There’s a new estimate for how many sharks are killed each year by fishermen worldwide and the news is grim. Despite growing awareness of the threat sharks face and legislative efforts around the globe to stem the unsustainable harvest of sharks, a new study published this week in Marine Policy puts the number slaughtered each year at 100 million sharks, or three sharks caught per second. Due to the incomplete nature of the data for shark catches, that number could be as low as 63 million or as high as 273 million, but both the high and low end estimates are outside of safe biological limits. According to the study’s authors, this number represents approximately...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/03/new-report-100-million-...

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