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‘High adventure of the best kind.
SCAT: ‘full of ideas and conflicts that resonate in today’s world, as good sci-fi is supposed to’ –Indiereader
Welcome to Scat’s UniverseWhose DNA will escape a depleted Earth: yours or the one per cent’s?
Who owns your new world: you or the company?
And do you dare speak your mind on a world where the very air that you breathe is a corporate asset?
Welcome to Sebastian Scatkiewicz’ universe, where companies rule, regulators are corrupt and democracies are financially bankrupt; where one company will soon turn its back on a desperate, resource-poor Earth to build itself a galactic empire. And where Man is about to make its biggest and most disturbing discovery …
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See on Scoop.it – Sharks
Sharing finning and shark fishing are not the same thing. One is a gruesome act while the other has potential to be sustainable. Check out how you can save sharks!
Shark finning is a wasteful and cruel practice. It is wasteful because the entire body of the shark, which could provide a valuable source of protein as well as income, is dumped overboard at sea because the body would otherwise take up cargo space on the ship. In today’s markets, the fin alone is worth more than the rest of the shark. Shark finning is cruel because the fins are typically removed from live sharks, which are then thrown back into the ocean and left to drown. The impact of shark finning on the global shark population is dramatic and it has been cited as a major conservation concern. Globally, scientists and conservationists have reported a drastic decline in the abundance of assessed shark and ray species, with up to 30% of all species now classified as threatened or endangered. Limited data to assess how many and what type of sharks are being harvested results in a high level of uncertainty about the population status of many shark species. Shark finning contributes to this uncertainty because it is almost impossible to identify what species of shark has been caught based only on its fins.
The practice of shark finning has been a hot topic in the media, in Hollywood, and has been the focus of many organizations like Shark Savers and Shark Angels. But does that mean all shark fishing is bad? If shark populations can be managed to support sustainable shark fisheries, then there is a potential for economic and sustenance benefits, as well as achieving the goal of conserving sharks all over the world. Let’s take a look at some of the ways we can manage for healthy shark fisheries.
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