Sharks get a bad rap. Touted as the vicious kings of the sea, it has long been OK to kill these amazing creatures for sport and for food. But this all may be turning around due to some recent studies showing that sharks are better for us humans financially if they are alive over dead. How so? Well, let’s look at two recent studies. The first study that we will be looking at was published in Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation. The research was released in July, 2013, and provided concrete evidence that killing sharks for food (something…

Shark finning. The practice is all based on looking prestigious, but it’s been killing thousands upon thousands of sharks, resulting in some species of shark diminishing in numbers by over 60 percent, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Lately though, things might be changing. Looking back at the tradition, the act of eating shark fin dates all the way to the Ming Dynasty. Historically speaking, it was considered to be an act done only by royalty. Chinese emperors are reported as desiring the fin due to the extensive preparation and cooking methods needed to make it delectable. Most often the…