Just how many sharks are being killed here is unclear, experts say, because so many are caught illegally. But according to one study, about a half-million sharks were annually killed in Ecuadoran waters from 1979 to 2004. In the Galapagos, recent research indicates overfishing is causing shark numbers to crash, causing a ripple among marine animals.
New report finds that almost 600,000 metric tonnes of sharks and rays caught annually by top catchers
A study published yesterday by The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network (TRAFFIC) details how the world’s …