Many species of oceanic sharks are threatened with extinctionInfo, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 14:51:53
International Union for Conservation of Nature warned that many shark species are endangered, informs BBC. In the emerging first "red list" of endangered species in seawater are recorded 64 species of fish, over 30% of them are threatened with extinction.
The main reason for this threat is uncontrolled fishing. The greatest danger of extinction is 2 types of hammerhead sharks, which often only the fins are cut because of popular restaurants in the soup, shark fin, and are placed back into the ocean for sharks which is actually a slow death. The so-called "red list" is part of an international research project to monitor the animals. The authors have included more than 24% of the observed species as threatened. The report says that many of oceanic sharks are accidentally caught in large nets intended for tuna and swordfish.
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