Image hosted by

Monday, September 25, 2006

Say Goodbye to Blue Sharks and related

Eat your shark fin soup whilst you can. That particular culinary delight is on the way out:

The number of sharks being killed to supply the burgeoning demand for shark fin soup is three to four times as high as previous estimates, scientists report in the October issue of Ecology Letters.

The study, a statistical analysis based on records of Hong Kong shark fin traders, calculated that 26 million to 73 million sharks are killed each year....

The World Conservation Union estimated earlier this year that 20 percent of shark species are in danger of becoming extinct; Clarke said the new figures show the harvest of blue sharks "is near the maximum sustainable level."




Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home