Heh, true.mI still figured though, as sharkfin fishing in looked down upon in most the world. But I guess its alos ture that not that many europeans understand the damage it causes both to individual sharks and to the overall population of sharks. I mean, most of them are not dead when they tear out the fins, I hear.
That's right they throw the whole body back alive to go drown and be eaten. It's a giant waste.But because the owners of the boats are greedy they only want sharkfins, the whole body of a shark would occupy too much space. So yes it's a horrible pratice that has shark populations in peril worldwide .
I don't understand why, if they would like continue using sharks for food, they begin farming and breeding sharks, and if for simply the fins, breed sharks with larger fins (maybe GM some regenerative properties), instead killing and mutilating wild sharks ?!
I lived 3 years in the United Arab Emirates and though I saw many small sharks (that should not have been killed) in markets and photos. I never would have thought they where one of the BIG exporters. It's not something countries boast about.
yes there is join a growing community of people that care about whats happening to them. aproximetly 100 million are killed each year, So the WHOLE species is in trouble. though it has been slow governments are reacting to it. join the shark alliance, wildaid,sharkrescue. get this image and distribut e it as far as you can send it post it. I will be adding many more. I am glad you want to help .