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shark finnin'

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cody brant

on 6 April 2011

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Shark Finning What is Shark Finning? Shark Finning is when a person catches a shark and de-fins it. Most of the time sharks are still alive and tossed back in the ocean with out their fins. This is a major problem because this removes the shark’s ability to move and swim from other predators or starve/bleed to death from not being able to get food. Why do this? This is simply because the shark meat is low value and not worth taking back to the market. People can use the fins to eat in Shark Fin soup. Shark Fins are so valuable that some stores can sell them for 300 dollars or more which makes this a multibillion dollar industry. Why is this a big deal? Some Problems with Shark Finning can be serious for all ocean life. One such problem is that this industry is widespread and unmanageable so in one boat of people can wipe out a whole population of sharks. Also any shark is taken no matter the age, size, or species which dosen't give the young much time to reproduce to keep a species alive which has much potential for endangered shark species. What can you do? This problem is avoidable and people should do all that they can to stop it. A way to stop this brutal act is to do petitions to other countries to regulate their waters and put an end to Shark Finning. Sharks are an important part to our oceans because they help keep populations of other fish down and help balance the ecosystem. http://www.sharkwater.com/education.htm
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