MYTH: If shark levels decline that won’t really impact the environment.

TRUTH: As apex predators sharks play an important role in the ocean’s ecosystem.

Up to 3/4 of shark species are being threatened with an elevated risk of extinction. Sharks play an important role in the ocean’s biodiversity. They maintain the balance of ocean life in our waters.

Fishing for sharks is particularly unsustainable as sharks can take up to 25 years to reach sexual maturity and reproduce only a few pups. For certain species of sharks it will take decades for their populations to recover.