Sharks ‘functionally extinct’ at 20% of world’s coral reefs as fishing drives global decline

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/23/sharks-functionally-extinct-at-20-of-worlds-coral-reefs-as-fishing-drives-global-decline

Worldwide study finds Australia among nations with highest shark numbers, but 34 out of 58 nations have half what was expected

Destructive and unsustainable fishing has caused a crash in shark numbers across many of the world’s coral reefs, upsetting the ecological balance of the critical marine ecosystems, a major study has found.

A network of remote underwater cameras across 58 countries found sharks were “functionally extinct” at almost one in five of the 371 reefs studied over four years.

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Original Title: Sharks 'functionally extinct' at 20% of world's coral reefs as fishing drives global decline
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/23/sharks-functionally-extinct-at-20-of-worlds-coral-reefs-as-fishing-drives-global-decline