In their drive for faster catch and more profits, longlining is a popular fishing technique among commercial fisheries. But it has devastating effects on sharks and other sea creatures.
Shark Poaching: In another flagrant display of the ruthlessness of poachers, a Chinese fishing crew was caught with over 300 tons of illegal cargo including 6600 sharks. As a punishment, they are getting up to four years in prison plus nearly $6 million in fines. Read on to learn more about this shocking story.
The Oceanic White Tip Shark is a slow-moving but very persistent ship-following fish. Learn more about this shark that is now rapidly disappearing from the seas.
The Silky Shark is a widely distributed but heavily fished shark known for following schools of tuna fish around. But this habit makes it prone to getting caught as bycatch. Read on to know more facts about this shark.
Shark Fin Soup what’s all the fuss? Read on to learn why it’s more than just an innocent looking bowl of soup. Find out what the fishermen and traders in shark fin don’t want you to know and learn about its effects on the survival of sharks.
We are looking at some of the major factors that contribute to the killing of sharks worldwide. The figures are alarming. Some estimates say we are killing them at the rate of 100 million sharks every year. It appears humans are in a hurry to eliminate these creatures from the earth.