Sharks are threatened by commercial and recreational fishing. Have you seen this meme? It’s breaking my heart!
A shark is a marine fish of medium to large size that have a body that tapers to the end and a tough usually dull gray skin. Sharks are predators sometimes dangerous to humans ‘But’ many shark populations are threatened by human activities.
Certain countries and its inhabitants from early times like Japan, Australia, India, Iceland , etc have had access to food from the sea. Sharks as food meant survival. Sharks were not endangered back then. Notice that these countries are bordered by seas and oceans.
Food preparation was mostly in sushi and sahimi in Japan; fish and chips in Australia, and powdered shark seasoning in India. For Icelanders , it is a national dish where havested sharks are cured, fermented and hung to dry for 4 to 5 months. Like an aged blue mold cheese or even green mold cheese, this dish Hakari is an acquired taste.
Sadly, globalism and commercialism equals greed has capitalized on the creatures of our oceans for profit and have diminished our beautiful, glorious and smart sharks. During a four-year period from 1996 to 2000, an estimated 26 to 73 million sharks were killed and traded annually in commercial markets and so much more in our time. No longer for nourishment but ‘Traded’ meaning a business transaction occurred and still occurring for enormous quantities or for sport to hang on a wall.
In our generation, the early 2020s there are good people, Greenpeace, organizations & sanctuaries, conservations, Shark Trusts, etc. all have the good intentions to fight and inform nations and its people to plainly not eat sharks and other marine life.
AS the photo translates to please “STOP SHARK FINNING!”
Photo: Stock Photo