It’s always important to consider all aspects connected with the food we eat. I stopped eating shark and tuna a long time ago…..
If you are one of the lovely people who have been reading my blog for over a year, you will know that I have deep concerns about the sustainability of the ocean’s health, and with it, its inhabitants.
Today I’d like to talk about sharks.
Why does does the future of sharks concern me? My main issue is that sharks are being killed mostly as bycatch. Their lives are being wasted, the health of the ocean compromised simply because fishing companies have not come up with a better way to catch only the fish they are targeting. So many sharks (and rays) are being killed as bycatch that today around 25% of all sharks and rays are threatened with extinction. To ban shark finning is one thing, but if sharks continue to be caught as bycatch, have we done any good?
Sharks were not on my list to talk about at the time…
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