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Sharks may not be the species you really want to protect from danger, however they need our help!

Sharks have virtually no protection at an international level, and some populations have decreased 99%.

Oceana wants delegates to toughen the existing ban on shark-finning, as well as prohibit the capture of some of the threatened Atlantic sharks.

As of 2008, which has the most recent data, 1.3 million sharks were caught in the Atlantic.

21 of the world's 71 shark species were caught in 2008 and to top this off 3/4 of those 21 species are endangered.

If nothing is done to help the sharks, these creatures will become extinct.

This is horrible. We must protect the sharks!

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