Monday, May 20, 2013

Stewards for the Sharks

Unlike a sea otter, sharks don't usually win the cute and cuddly creature from the sea award.  But this doesn't lessen a shark's value to the overall ecology of the ocean.  Furthermore,  over 1/3 of pelagic shark species are threatened or near threatened with extinction by overfishing and shark finning, according to Shark Stewards.


Shark Stewards  is dedicated to preventing the practice of shark finning and stopping the shark fin trade, notes the website. "We are at the forefront of the global movment to protect sharks, ban the shark fin trade, stop illegal shark finning and establish shark sanctuaries."


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