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The risk of extinction of Sharks and other fish- Save them

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Species of several fish and their population has decreased by 71 percent globally in the last 50 years but some fish are facing this even more.

Many species of sharks and ray fishes, considered being the fastest predators of the oceans, have been most affected by the crisis. A recent study says that the increasing trend of fishing may prove dangerous for bio-diversity. Many other sea creatures, including sharks, can disappear from the oceans forever. The study claimed that the population of sharks and ray fish living in the oceans has declined by over 70-75 percent globally in the last five decades or so.

Great Hammerhead Shark is even more threatened

The greatest danger in this is a shark called the Great Hammerhead is now on the list of the threatened creatures. According to reports, 25 to 31 species of sharks and rays are in danger of being eradicated while three species of sharks fall into the threatened category. Reports have expressed concern that the number of sharks and rays in the Indian Ocean has been steadily decreasing since the last five decades. So far, their total population has reduced by 80-85% percent during this period.

The danger to this fish increased several times in recent years

Scientists from the UK, Canada’s and Australia found that the craze of fishing sharks in the Indian Ocean has increased 18 times in the last few years, especially after the early 70s. This has undoubtedly affected the ecosystem of the ocean, and many are under the threat of extinction or reduced on a large scale. This large-scale fishing has increased the risk of extinction not only on sharks but also ray fishes.

Reports and researchers have seriously warned that the extinction of these fish could also cause a food crisis in many poor and developing countries. The existence of many species of sharks and ray fishes needs the urgent attention of authorities to help save this creature from this serious crisis.

Many species of sharks and ray fishes, considered being the hunter fishes of the oceans, have been under the threat of being hunted and in danger of disappearing. Scientists have said that the increasing trend of fishing can prove dangerous for biodiversity.

A recent study states that the increasing trend of fishing may prove dangerous for biodiversity. Many other sea creatures, including sharks, can eradicate from the oceans forever. The study claimed that the population of sharks and ray fish living in the oceans has declined by 71 percent globally in the last 50 years.

Great Hammerhead Shark

The species in the greatest danger right now is a shark called the Great Hammerhead that's been classified as an endangered and severely threatened creature. According to the reports in various journals, at least 24 to30 species of sharks and ray fish are in danger of being eradicated while three species of sharks fall into the threatened category.

Researchers have expressed concern that the number of sharks and rays in the Indian Ocean has been steadily decreasing since 1970. So far, their total population has been reduced by 85% in the last 50 years.

This fish facing 18 times increased danger of eradication

Scientists from Canada’s Simon Fraser University and the Britain’s University of Exeter found that the pressure on fishing in the Indian Ocean has increased 18-fold since the year 1970. This has undoubtedly affected the ecosystem of the sea, and many organisms are going extinct on a large scale. This large-scale fishing has increased the risk of extinction not only on sharks but also ray fishes. Researchers have warned that the extinction of these fish could also cause a food crisis in many poor and developing countries.

The researches and analysis have come to this conclusion the shocking facts that although these fish are hundreds of km away from the land, they have a significant effect on human life. So we need certain steps taken immediately to save sharks and rays. Maritime affairs experts feel it would be too late if we don’t step up our efforts NOW in order to save these precious species from extraction. The experts also feel that one of the ways to save them by a total ban of fishing, but that will not be practical.

Now that sharks being hunted mercilessly for the last few decades and it takes years for their children to reproduce an immediate action is due in this serious mission. Incidentally, the shark is known to reproduce only a few times in their entire lifetime, unlike other fish that reproduce faster so it makes even more complicated a situation for sharks.

We have to stop hunting for the sake of their population, which is another challenge for our maritime authorities.

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