Fishermen Found Something Unexpected In Their Net.
Sharks: A Threatened Species
We may fear sharks but they are actually in more danger than we are. This occurrence is not uncommon. A number of sharks are caught by fishermen who are looking for tuna, swordfish, or other types of fish. Many of these sharks are injured in the process and tossed back in the water and some of them don't survive.
While a catch like this might make for a great photo opportunity, it also makes us think about the fate of aquatic creatures.
With more and more sharks dying out, their prey — rays and skates, for example — are multiplying and altering the ecosystem.
If you're looking for a way to help, the organization Food is Power suggests: "The best and easiest way to make a difference for the ocean and its inhabitants is to refrain from eating fish or any other 'seafood' and follow a vegan diet.
"Also share with your friends and family how commercial fishing and fish farming harm animals and the ocean, and encourage them to eat plant-based foods instead."
Other people say this recommendation is too extreme. Let us know what you think in the comments section.
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