11 Aug '12, 11pm

Shark Attack Survivors Fight Finning

Shark Attack Survivors Fight Finning

Every year, as many as 100 million sharks are killed by humans (the numbers reported range from 73 million to 100 million). As the Florida Museum of Natural History’s study of international shark attacks found, there have only been 2,463 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks on humans worldwide from 1580 to 2011. Of those, 471 were fatal. The demand for shark fins is a big force behind the hunt for sharks. The fins, usually removed before the sharks are thrown back into the water alive, are used in shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy. The overfishing of shark populations is leading to the decline of the ocean’s apex predators, and the Pew Environment Group has found that some of the fins are coming from endangered species of sharks. According to TreeHugger , Pew and Stony Brook University scientists have been joined by shark attack survivors for a study of shark fin samples. T...

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