Sharks are in Trouble

Demand for shark fin is driving sharks to extinction

: Justin Ebert
Sharks are in Trouble

Sharks face the threat of extinction in every part of the world primarily due to overfishing. The over-fishing is driven by the high demand for shark fins. However there are additional threats facing sharks that incude bycatch, where sharks are killed when other seafood is being targeted, recreational fishing, sharks being used for ingredients in cosmetics or health supplements, destruction of habitat and more.