keep the measure of diversity
of species in the sea in balance
and guarantee that no other
species can increase and expand
Most of the predators in this
world with a weight more than
50 kilogram are sharks. Since
400 million years they do their
"job" as sea police
by removing ill and injured
animals and make a contribution
to the genetic stability of
various fish species.
fin soup is not a food which
is feeding starving people.
It is very much a show of wealth.
Sharks also do not have any
magical power to heal. Because
of us for the first time in
over 400 million years sharks
turned from the hunter to the
the United States and Canada
occur per year 40 deadly accidents
in the handling of pigs. The
threat to be struck by lightning
(1:2 million) or to be deadly
stung by a wasp (1:5 million)
is much higher than to get killed
by a shark (1:300 million).
one year crocodiles around the world
killed as many people as sharks did
in the last 100 years. Crocodiles
are protected - sharks are not.
Today much more sharks get caught
than they can reproduce themselve.
Most kinds reach their sexual maturity
only after many years where they produce
just a few descendants within two
or more years.
As sharks are global spread it must
be assumed that after their extermination
the consequences will also appear
global and not just local. A partial
or total collapse of the individual
food chains cannot be excluded. The
resulting consequences for our environment
and also for the future of mankind
can only be described as catastrophic
The plankton in the oceans produces
approximately 70 percent of the oxygen
we need to breathe. Plankton feeding
fish can eat all the plankton uncontrolled
if sharks do not hunt them anymore.
Sharks are on top of the food chain
und therefore the guarantor for the
balance of the oceans. If the sharks
die the oceans die. If the oceans
die the life on land dies as well.
We have to
learn that without the animal we fear
the most we cannot survive.