Insight Sabah – Marine life – Sabah may be first in Asia to ban shark trade

Via Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

“Sharks evolved 400m years ago to keep oceans healthy. As predators, they rule the underwater world. But they are losing a battle against man. The latest score: Sharks have killed 13 people so far this year. Man kills 73m of them every year largely for their fins which are turned into a culinary delicacy in Asia. Now environmentalists are stepping up a worldwide campaign to stop people from eating them. And Sabah may become the first in Asia to ban shark hunting next year…”

 

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Via insightsabah.gov.my

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