SHARKS ARE IMPORTANT
TO
Why are sharks important?
Healthy Shark
populations

Healthy Oceans

Healthy Marine
Ecosystems
What role do sharks have?
Why should we in India
care?
Where are all the sharks
going?
What is affecting sharks?
Late maturitySlow growing
young

Export
consumption

Overfishing

Give birth to few

Local
consu...
Shark finning – the reality

Crue
l

Dangerously efficient

Ecologically destructive
What can you do to conserve
sharks?
Step 1: Know the Sharks that are
protected by law

Knifetooth sawfish

Whale Shark

Ganges Stingray

Pondicherry Shark

Ga...
Green Sawfish

Largetooth Sawfish

Giant Guitarfish

Speartooth Shark

Porcupine Ray
Step 2: Help safeguard
populations
Follow and help enforce
‘Fins Attached Policy’
Practice and promote
sustainable fishing...
Step 3: Care about sharks
globally
The ocean needs sharks

More than we need soup!
14
Than
k
you!

© PRETOMA

© PRETOMA
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Sharks are important too_Humane Society International_2013

  1. 1. SHARKS ARE IMPORTANT TO
  2. 2. Why are sharks important? Healthy Shark populations Healthy Oceans Healthy Marine Ecosystems
  3. 3. What role do sharks have?
  4. 4. Why should we in India care?
  5. 5. Where are all the sharks going?
  6. 6. What is affecting sharks? Late maturitySlow growing young Export consumption Overfishing Give birth to few Local consumption Finning
  7. 7. Shark finning – the reality Crue l Dangerously efficient Ecologically destructive
  8. 8. What can you do to conserve sharks?
  9. 9. Step 1: Know the Sharks that are protected by law Knifetooth sawfish Whale Shark Ganges Stingray Pondicherry Shark Ganges Shark
  10. 10. Green Sawfish Largetooth Sawfish Giant Guitarfish Speartooth Shark Porcupine Ray
  11. 11. Step 2: Help safeguard populations Follow and help enforce ‘Fins Attached Policy’ Practice and promote sustainable fishing Reduce indiscriminate by-catch fishing
  12. 12. Step 3: Care about sharks globally
  13. 13. The ocean needs sharks More than we need soup! 14
  14. 14. Than k you! © PRETOMA © PRETOMA

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