As its name suggests, the Spinner Shark is known for the spectacular spinning leaps it makes. Unfortunately, it’s now threatened from many angles especially by commercial fisheries and sports fishermen.
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.
Our Shark Heroes Series will be talking about different people that have fought and are still fighting for Shark Conservation. We start off with Rob Stewart. He is undoubtedly best known for the documentary ‘Sharkwater.’ A project that is acclaimed to date for sparking off a worldwide shark conservation movement.
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.