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MAR 02, 2013 - The Guardian

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Shark killings exceed 100m every year as humans become the predators

Many species may vanish in our lifetime, warn conservationists ahead of a critical meetingSharks are being slaughtered at an unsustainable rate, with a new study showing that 100 million are being killed every year.Ahead of the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), which begins on Sunday in Bangkok, the authors of the study, published in the journal Marine Policy, warn that the rate of fishing for sharks, most of which grow slowly and reproduce late in life, is exceeding their ability to recover."Sharks simply can't keep up with the current rate of ... Read More

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