In a world so big, it may be unfathomable to think our human touch has reached every corner. Yet our mentality of overabundance has leeched and tainted even the remotest parts of our oceans. In a ground-breaking Nature report, a team of more than 150 scientists have come together to showcase just how our major high seas fishing activities impact sharks.
There are over 500 species of shark worldwide and many large ones call the open ocean home. While it may be hard for them to find food in this vast blue desert, our technology has made it so we can find large quantities of it in very little time. Fishing fleets are the biggest threat to all sharks, but especially large ones as they account for over half of all identified shark catch globally in target fisheries or as bycatch.
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