How Many Sharks Are Killed Per Hour? [Safe Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 3 years ago Science

Holy crap.
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Male 427
"Lies. 100,079,252.77 sharks per YEAR? A little bit of research into the reproduction cycle of sharks shows that they reproduce relatively slowly and some shark species take 20-30 years to reach sexual maturity. Why does every "animal rights" ass hat have to lie?"

First of all, if you`re going to claim something is a lie then be sure to give a reference that contains the truth.
Secondly, less than half of those 100 million are killed for shark fins. Baby sharks, unlike grown ones, are considered a delicacy in many places and account for half of the annual shark capture.

And lastly, sharks mate about once every 3 years and their litters can reach up to 100 sharks. They reach maturity in 15 years and their average life span is 30. So, with a normal life-span years a female sharks can make 250 baby sharks on average. 125 of those will make 250 more, and so on. In 45 you can turn 2 sharks into 20 million sharks. Really slow.
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Male 427
@CreamK
What you said makes no sense whatsoever. If we can hunt them then we can eat them if we want. We`re at the top of the food chain now, we don`t share that place with any other species, so we get to eat whatever we want. We don`t eat lions or wolves or polar bears because not only are they endangered species but we can only find them in specific parts of the globe. It would be extremely expensive to get lion meat and it probably wouldn`t taste as good as beef, chicken or pork.
Sharks, apart from their fins, don`t taste very good either, so only their fins are gathered. However, unlike lions and polar bears, sharks are everywhere.
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Male 117
sold in soup, how does it taste?

still should eat whole shark. sell as cat food?
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Male 117
what the hell do they use the fins for?
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Male 404
sharks need to step their game up
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Male 2,579
People are poison
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Male 1,421
Culture smhulture, there`s no conundrum about this one: sharks are not on our menu, never has and never will be. Eating another apex hunter is extremely stupid and use to be really dangerous. Now that the danger is removed by our minds, does not mean we can start eating them, just because we can. No one really considers eating a lion or a wolf and that must be because ultimately, our bodies know it`s not the kind of sustenance we need so it tastes horrible to us.. Sharkfin soup might taste fantastic but it just sounds wrong.
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Male 13,624
Dayum
humans are the parasites of Earth mind
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Male 650
damn asians
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Male 10,339
Bullpoo.
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Male 2,143
Sharks and cows gotta go!
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Male 2,384
omg that hit me when i was scrolling and scrolling
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Male 2,424
It`s sort of a cultural thing, like whaling.

So, now, the conundrum; infringe on the culture or watch them go extinct?
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Male 14,775
It is a great shame that so many sharks are killed. I would put an almost total ban on it, with fines even for bycatch. I didn`t have any at my wedding in Hong Kong and I used to campaign against it, but campaigns won`t have any effect because the Chinese just look at this chart as if you`d shown pictures of pigs. Only difference is, the sharks are a status symbol that marks their new-found wealth.
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Male 1,558
NO friggen way !!
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Male 27
Mission Accomplished
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Female 6,381
We need more cities to enact laws against selling shark fins. Places with big Chinatowns like San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, and especially Asian cities like Manila, have to give a damn and ban the trade outright. If restaurants can`t sell the stupid soup, they`ll stop buying the fins.
(I don`t know if any of the cities above have already enacted bans.)
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Male 17
Lies. 100,079,252.77 sharks per YEAR? A little bit of research into the reproduction cycle of sharks shows that they reproduce relatively slowly and some shark species take 20-30 years to reach sexual maturity. Why does every "animal rights" ass hat have to lie?
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Male 5,608
"who cares sharks r dum"
Oh, you misunderstood. This is plea to increase the intelligence of the shark so they can eat more people. Gotta level the field.
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Male 373
`Sensationalist hippie dickie garbage.`
`Oh, boo-hoo... they`re animals.`

Their potential extinction could have serious side effects for us humans, you guys as well.
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Male 907
So, we`re winning the war against sharks.
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Male 253
sharks r boring and dum
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Male 1,243
sad... mankind never learns...
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Female 179
Most of the sharks are dumped in the ocean after their fins are removed. Not even using the whole animal, just letting it die.
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Female 4,447
Holy crap...
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Male 2,841
Sensationalist hippie dickie garbage.
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Male 2,552
Oh, boo-hoo... they`re animals.
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Male 1,678
How many other innocent fishies are killed by Sharks per hour?
Eh?
Never knew sharks were such hypocrites.
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Male 253
who cares sharks r dum
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Male 296
I feel like I just died a little inside
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Male 19,873
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