MULTIPLE SHARKS CAUGHT, KILLED AND DECAPITATED BY ANGLERS IN SHELLY BEACH: On 14th May, news began circulating online about a large shark that had been caught by fishing charter operators off Shelly Beach in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. After being caught, the shark was decapitated, and its carcass thrown overboard into the ocean. The head alone was brought back to shore, presumably with the intention of keeping the shark’s jaws as a trophy. This incident was witnessed by Davin Qually, who watched as the crew of the fishing boat rinsed the head, which had clearly been severed with a knife, at the fish cleaning station of the Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club.
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Shark Angel Lisa talking to an engaged parent; our team of volunteers. Photos: John DuahOne of our primary missions is to engage youth; together we can change our shared futures. We’ve committed ourselves to education, empowerment and innovative ways to capture the attention and passion of the next generation. Which is why our “shark tooth fossil dig” on Earth Day is so wildly popular! In fact, this year, the Washington Post agreed – and chose us as one of the top 12 images in the WORLD from Earth Day celebrations!
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Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually.
Sharks have been honed to perfection, having existed on this planet for over 400 million years.
Sharks play a vital role at the top of the food chain by maintaining balance in the oceans.
* An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year (that works out to more than 10,000 sharks per hour).
Shark fins are tasteless, and may contain high levels of toxic methyl-mercury.
Only a small number of countries have banned finning - many more need to be encouraged to enact legislation.
Many people assume that because they don’t eat shark fin soup – then they can’t possibly be contributing to the demise of the sharks and rays.
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