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Sharks face extinction in Arab seas
Oman, a major supplier of fins to Asian countries, witnesses falling shark numbers.
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2010 09:38 GMT

 

Numerous species of sharks in the Arabian seas are facing a growing threat of extinction as demand for their fins rises across the world.

Considered a delicacy in Asia - shark fin is one of the world's most expensive foods and it has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Oman hosts one of the world's biggest shark fisheries and has become a major supplier to Asian countries.  

Al Jazeera's Nick Clark reports from Oman - where as shark numbers dwindle, so does the livelihood of many people.

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