End Shark Finning

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Shark finning should be illegal Worldwide since itis the act of removing fins from sharks and discarding the rest of the shark. The sharks are often still alive when discarded, but without their fins.Unable to swim effectively, they sink to the bottom of the ocean and die of suffocation or are eaten by other predators. Shark finning at sea enables fishing vessels to increase profitability and increase the number of sharks harvested, as they only have to store and transport the fins, by far the most profitable part of the shark; the shark meat is bulky to transport.Some countries have banned this practice and require the whole shark to be brought back to port before removing the fins. This shows an act of cruelty.

Recent studies show that nearly 73 million sharks are killed every year for their fins. Sadly shark tend to grow slowly and reach maturity at a larger size and an older age. But they have low reproductive rates. This then makes them vulnerable to overfishing methods such as shark finning. Some species of sharks have dropped as much as 80% over the last 50 years.

Consequently since sharks are apex predators and have extensive implications for marine systems an processes, particularly coral reefs. A report by WildAid on global threats to sharks further explains the importance of these animals. And without them their will be a down fall in the ocean’s ecosystem.

Here are some name of the sharks species that are facing extinction: Requiem sharks
Hammerhead sharks
Basking shark
Mackerel sharks
Whale shark                                            Basking shark 
Great white shark
Whale shark                                        Scalloped hammerhead 
Great hammerhead shark 
Smooth hammerhead
Oceanic whitetip shark

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