Shark Finning and Shark Fishing Pictures

 
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Shark Finning and Shark Fishing Photos Showing This Destructibe Practice

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The combination of the shark's slow reproductive rate, and the value to a fisherman of each increasingly rare shark fin harvested, is leading to a global collapse in shark numbers. To give an example, the harmless basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) takes at least 15 years to reach sexual maturity. Their gestation period is from 2 to 3 years, and they give birth to only 4-6 pups. On the other hand, the value in shark fins to a fisherman who stumbles upon one may reach thousands of dollars. The fisherman who elects to not harvest the shark for altruistic reasons can quickly put himself out of business, while the next fisherman, with fewer qualms about killing sharks, can sustain himself and live to fish another day. Add to this that international fishing waters are a competitive free-for-all, and it's clear there is little hope for the world's sharks. Be aware that many of these photos are graphic and disturbing.

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picture of lemon shark caught in gill net picture of shark carcasses and fins on boat picture of dead bronze whaler shark being hauled onto a boat picture of dead hammerhead sharks caught in illegal net

Picture of a juvenile lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, caught in gill net, Florida, Atlantic Ocean

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Image of shark carcasses and fins aboard fishing boat, shark finning is one of the world's most destructive fisheries, fins are collected for shark fin soup

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Stock photo of dead bronze whaler shark, Carcharhinus brachyurus, caught in net used to keep sharks from swimmers at beaches, Margate, South Africa

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Photo of scalloped hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna lewini, killed by shark net illegally set in Galapagos Marine Reserve.The sharks are cut from net by divers, Galapagos, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean

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picture of sharks on ice for market  picture of shark fin stew picture of dead hammerhead  shark after finning picture of shark cartilage pills

Picture of sharks on ice, ready to go to market, Trinidad, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

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Image of shark fin stew, made of juvenile blue shark fins, Prionace glauca, one of the most expensive Chinese cuisine, Tokyo, Japan

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Stock photo of dead finned hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, with diver on ocean floor, Mexico, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of shark cartilage pills on display

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picture of shark being finned picture of skin care products made from shark liver oil photo of shark fins being cooked in a turtle shell picture of galapagos shark on line

Picture of shark finning, Mexico, Pacific Ocean

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Image of skin care products made from shark liver oil

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Stock photo of shark fins being cooked in the base of a turtle shell, Jordan, Middle East

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Photo of Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, with copepod parasites and fishing line leader, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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picture of butchered  shark fins drying on a boat picture of shark fins in jars for sale picture of man cutting fin off shark picture of Galapagos shark with maribe debris around neck

Picture of butchered shark fins drying on top of a fishing boat, Costa Rica, Pacific

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Image of processed shark fins for sale as a soup ingredient in a traditional Chinese market, Hong Kong, China, Pacific Ocean; shark finning is one of the world's most destructive fisheries.

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Stock photo of man cutting fin off a Mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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Photo of Galapagos shark, mano in Hawaiian, Carcharhinus galapagenesis, with marine debris tied around neck, Midway Atoll, North West Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Ocean

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picture of shark carcass at shark finning camp picture of shark fins hung on a line picture of an ad for shark fin soup picture of dead hammerhead shark on boat

Picture of dead shark at shark finning camp, Mexico, Pacific Ocean

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Image of shark fins hung on a line, Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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Stock photo of an advertisement for shark fin soup in Hong Kong market, Hong Kong, China

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Photo of dead scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, caught by "sport" fisherman, Miami, Florida, Atlantic Ocean

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