Category: Shark Week

Why we need sharks for healthy oceans—and a healthy planet

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

By Ellen Johnson It’s estimated that 100 million sharks are killed by humans every year. That’s almost 200 sharks per minute. Some fisheries intentionally target sharks, while fisheries that target other species kill millions of sharks as unwanted bycatch. The cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning alone kills up to 73 million sharks every year, only to use less than five percent of the sharks’ bodies. On top of that,... MORE »