03 May '11, 4pm

Sharks are worth far more alive than dead, report says

03 May 2011: Sharks Worth Far More Alive Than Dead, New Study Shows While a huge demand for shark fins in Asia results in the slaughter of tens of millions of sharks annually, a new study finds that sharks are worth far more alive than dead for island nations like Palau. In Palau, As Shark Slaughter Continues, A Defender Targets Fin Trade In an interview with Yale e360 , shark conservationist Sonja Fordham talks about the battle to save one of the world’s most magnificent fish. READ THE e360 REPORT where more than half of tourists are drawn by diving excursions, each reef shark brings in about $179,000 in tourism revenue annually, or about $1.9 million during its lifetime, according to a study by the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences. By comparison, a single shark’s fin, sold for shark fin soup, fetches only about $108. Recognizing the economic value of sharks, Palau...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/sharks_worth_far_morealive_th...

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