Good quote from one of the victims, Debbie Salamone, from a CBS news story. "When you think about these statistics, it's very frightening for the health of our oceans. And so we need to end finning. We need to halt the fishing for these threatened and near-threatened species. And we need countries to come up with good global shark conservation plans to have some limits on shark fishing. Because there are no limits right now."
Shout out to Debbie and the other shark attack victims speaking on behalf of sharks. Nice work.
According to the story, 30 percent of all shark species are near extinction and about 70 million sharks are killed each year. Another figure out there is 100 million killed. They're killed mainly for their fins, for Shark Fin Soup, an Asian delicacy. Something as simple as soup is wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems and destroying whole species. That's a tragedy.
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