Shark Report

Date: 14/12/2009

A report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classified 35 out of 64 known pelagic shark and related ray species around the world as threatened or near threatened with extinction. Up to 70 million sharks are killed worldwide annually for the shark fin market, virtually all caught in areas where there is no management regime in place to ensure their sustainability, said Joshua Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group

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