Sharks face extinction in Arab seas

Oman, a major supplier of fins to Asian countries, witnesses falling shark numbers.

     

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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