Explained: What is shark finning? How illegal finning has resulted in the extinction of sharks

Date: February 14, 2022

Source: India Times

Shark conservation is one of the most pressing global biodiversity concerns. Fishing has resulted in the extinction of several shark populations around the world. Shark exploitation has escalated dramatically in recent decades to meet rising demand for shark fins in Asian markets. Every year, between 27 and 73 million sharks are trafficked on global shark fin markets.

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