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Transcript of Shark Finning
What is shark finning?
Shark finning is where the fins of the shark are cut off then the body of the shark is thrown back into the ocean
Sharks that are finned
Black Tip Shark
Great White Shark
Why This Matters
Sharks are the apex predator
Keeps the ecosystem balanced
First time that sharks are endangered
Sharks have been on earth for about 409 million years
estimated to be 100,000,000 slaughtered sharks annually
190 sharks a minute
sharks will be fished into extinction in about 10 years
Shark Finning Video
By: Jack Dacy, Krystalyn Schippers, & Norah Bell
Since the sharks can't swim they ether die of suffocation or get eaten by other predators
Black Tip Shark
Great White Shark
Why people don't care about sharks
Why we do it
The movie "JAWS" has brought a bad rap for sharks
Media makes shark attacks sound worse then they really are.
its only an average of 5 deaths annually
Dogs kill more than sharks (30 kills per year)
Because they aren't cute and cuddly
Due to their high value, shark fins are highly prized by fisherman.
Fisherman cuts off a shark's fins.
increase demand for shark fins
What do the fishermen do with the shark meat after they have finned them?
why do we throw the shark away?
what are the fishermen willing to give up?
What the fishermen want
Shark Fin Soup
Why is it so Important?
What Do the Chinese Want?
Repesentative of the Chinese Citizens
Soup in Bangkok, Thailand costing from $62 - $154
Contains no nutritional value or taste
Older generations refuse to change
Served at special occasions to show status
What the shark activist/ecologist want
To stop shark fishing
This will save the ecosystem and provide future generations with the shark
Humans are over fishing the shark population which is causing;
health problems for who ever eats the shark
creating economic problems
destroying the ocean's ecosystem
We just want to please the customers
Good fish labels
average grown men
A great white shark
1,500- 2,430 lb
less shark finning
real shark fin products
people get laid off
which means less jobs and less money for the companies
* we want to keep the shark finning business going to make money and to support our families
Based on traditions and beliefs
Derek Ma campaigning to keep shark finning
Jackie Zhou and resturant owners make most of their profit from shark fins
Increase production of imitation shark fins
Further increase price of real fins
Fishing restrictions on sharks
More shark fin soup at a cheaper cost
Cultural aspects are kept
Shark populations will return to normal
Ecosystem will improve
People will become healthier
Won't lose their jobs
Gain fishing job instead
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