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We need #sharks
, and our ocean needs sharks too.
Currently, of the 440+ species of sharks, about 1/3 of them are commercially hunted for their fins, and it is estimated that 70-100 millions of sharks are finned per year for consumption in #sharkfinsoup
, sharks play an important role in maintaining the balance of our marine ecosystem, and serving as an indicator for ocean's health. Sharks remove the weak and sick fish from our oceans, and they also keep a balance between competitors helping to ensure species diversity. So, by destroying shark populations, we would ultimately destroy our oceans - our life support system.
Consumers plays an important role in the #sharkfintrade
and our actions directly impact the demand for shark fins. So next time you see shark fin soup on a menu or at a banquet, #saynotosharkfinsoup
and choose an alternative dish to help #saveouroceans