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The movie Jaws has probably done more to harm the reputation of sharks than anything else, even though the the author (Peter Benchley) and director (Steven Spielberg) later attempted to dispel the image of sharks as man-eating monsters. Sharks are a danger to bathers on many of the world’s beaches, but it is up to us to ensure that we only swim in the sea where there are shark protective measures and life guards.  Even though the evidence shows otherwise, many people still believe that sharks are man eating killing machines. Only a few species are dangerous to humans. Out of more than 470 species of shark, only four have been involved in a significant number of unprovoked fatal attacks on humans.
Shark fins are a delicacy in China, and there is a belief that they prevent cancer. Shark fin has become a major trade within black markets all over the world.
Grey Reef Shark
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It is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed annually in commercial and recreational fishing.  Shark finning yields have been estimated at 1.44 million metric tons for the year 2000, and 1.41 million tons for 2010. In the Australian state of Victoria, shark is the most commonly used fish in ‘fish and chips’. A study by the International Union for Conservation of Nature suggests that one quarter of all known species of sharks and rays are threatened by extinction and 25 species are critically endangered.
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Wildlife Conservation
The movie Jaws has probably done more to harm the reputation of sharks than anything else, even though the the author (Peter Benchley) and director (Steven Spielberg) later attempted to dispel the image of sharks as man-eating monsters. Sharks are a danger to bathers on many of the world’s beaches, but it is up to us to ensure that we only swim in the sea where there are shark protective measures and life guards.  Even though the evidence shows otherwise, many people still believe that sharks are man eating killing machines. Only a few species are dangerous to humans. Out of more than 470 species of shark, only four have been involved in a significant number of unprovoked fatal attacks on humans.
Shark fins are a delicacy in China, and there is a belief that they prevent cancer. Shark fin has become a major trade within black markets all over the world.
Grey Reef Shark
It is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed annually in commercial and recreational fishing. Shark finning yields have been estimated at 1.44 million metric tons for the year 2000, and 1.41 million tons for 2010. In the Australian state of Victoria, shark is the most commonly used fish in ‘fish and chips’. A study by the International Union for Conservation of Nature suggests that one quarter of all known species of sharks and rays are threatened by extinction and 25 species are critically endangered.