This article discusses how the world’s fastest shark is now facing extinction, conservation experts warn. ‘The new information paints a stark warning – we find ourselves on the precipice of losing these unique species forever’.
The world’s fastest shark is hurtling towards extinction following years of hunting for its prized meat and fins.
Experts have announced that shortfin makos, along with dozens more species of sharks and rays, are now officially at high risk of being wiped out for good.
Overfishing of these charismatic species, which take a long time to reproduce, by both commercial and recreational anglers has led to many global populations collapsing.
Earlier this year, a study found a shortfin mako fin for sale alongside other threatened species in an Asian food retailer in the UK.