sharkfinning

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Species of shark implicated in attacks around the world from 1580 - 2011
Name
Non-fatal
Unprovoked
Fatal
Unprovoked
Provoked
Air/Sea
Disaster
Boat
Scavenge
Unassigned
Totals
Great White
194
69
70
0
60
3
35
431
Leopard
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
Hammerhead
17
0
11
1
2
1
5
37
Blue
8
4
21
0
0
1
0
34
Mako
6
0
2
0
2
0
1
11
Gray
7
0
9
0
0
0
0
16
Thresher
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
Sting Ray
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20-30
Tiger
66
29
31
1
4
8
30
169
Whale
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/species2.htm
Sharks
And the environment
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Over 400 species
400 million years old
Sixth Sense
Appetite
Eyesight/Smell
Shark Facts
• Apex predators
• Important part of ocean
ecosystems
Role
• Overfishing
• Tragedy of the Commons
• Biomagnification
or bioaccumulation
Eco Concepts
Shark Finning
The Problem and The Implications
• Nearly 1/3 of 400 species threatened with extinction
• USA: 90% of shark numbers has dropped in the last 30
years
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Overfishing
Bycatch
Pollution
Shark finning
Problem
• Soup
• Weddings and special occasions
• Many people don’t realize the cruelty or the problem
Why?
• Involves people of all backgrounds all over the world
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Shark finners
Importers
Marketers
Consumers
Local community
Shark finning is an
international issue
• Taiwan (first Asian country)
• USA
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Hawaii
Oregon
Washington
California
Banning
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