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Shark Finning

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MJ Wixsom

on 13 June 2011

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Transcript of Shark Finning

Shark Finning Shark finning is taking and keeping shark fins and the discard at sea of the carcass. The shark is often still alive, but unable to swim.
The shark slowly sinks toward the bottom;
where it is eaten alive by other fish or drowns. Shark finning happens at sea so that only the fins are transported. Shark meat is considered low value and therefore not worth the cost of bringing the bulky shark bodies to market. Any shark is taken-regardless of age, size, or species. Shark finning has increased over the past decade due to the increasing demand for shark fins (for shark fin soup and traditional cures), improved fishing technology, and improved market economics. Shark specialists estimate that 100 million sharks are killed for their fins, annually. Threatens the stability of marine ecosystems. BTW Not all sharks are like "Jaws"
Actually, none are like the Jaws shark. BUT Overfishing in New England due to Jaws movie Much fewer sharks that used to eat cow nosed rays Too many cow nosed rays They eat clams and scallops BTW Meant a collapse of the centuries old scallop fishery MEANWHILE In the Carribean Sharks eat parrot fish Parrot fish eat algae Too many parrot fish Eat the algae and that means the coral reefs die And that is really bad Lots of live depend on the coral reefs.
Humans need the oxygen and the food. Extintion is forever!
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