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Triple Threat: World Fin Trade May Harvest up tp 73 Million sharks per year

September 25, 2006

The first real-data study of sharks harvested for their valuable fins estimates as few as 26 million and as many as 73 million sharks are killed each year worldwide, three times higher than was reported originally by the United Nations, according to a paper published as the cover story in the October 2006 edition of Ecology Letters.

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