“Serious consequences” threatened marine ecosystems
Black tip sharks are threatened in the Mediterranean sea.
The population of sharks in the Mediterranean and Black sea declined drastically over the last two centuries and is on the verge of extinction that threatens serious consequences for entire marine ecosystems in the region, according to a new FAO study.
The number of sharks in the Mediterranean sea and “catch weight” decreased by more than 97% over the past 200 years. If the present trend continues, these predators may disappear, the report said.
In the Black sea, despite the fact that the information is quite scarce, the level of catches of shark species also decreased about two times compared with the beginning of the 1990s Continue reading