by Tristan Eaton
Isla Mujeres, Mexico – July 2014
Up to 100 Million sharks are killed annually for their fins and the United Nations estimate that global shark populations could be commercially extinct in the next 10-20 years if current destructive fishing and consumption habits persist. Sharks worldwide are primarily for their fins used in shark fin soup, an Asian delicacy. Other commercial applications of sharks include shark liver oil (squalene) for non-substantiated medicinal purposes, pet food, fertilizer, cosmetics, luxury fashion products, and more.
Help conserve shark populations by: