Estimated Number of Sharks Killed Each Year

in Environmental Threats

According to a study released in March 2013, an estimated 100 Million sharks are being killed each year.

Researchers attribute the biggest driver of shark fishing to the demand for shark fin soup. The soup is considered a luxury in China.

Source:  Matt McGrath, “Shark kills number 100 million annually, research says,” BBC News, March 1, 2013.

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