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8 Million Sharks Killed Accidentally off Africa Yearly
April 17, 2007 - National Geographic News
By Stefan Lovgren

At least 7.8 million sharks are killed off southern Africa each year by hooks intended for other animals, a new study says. … Marine experts say bycatch around the world has contributed to a serious decline in the population of some sharks, mammals, seabirds, turtles, and numerous other species. "About a third of the fish that are caught [around the world] are discarded as bycatch," said Beth Babcock, an ocean scientist at the University of Miami in Florida. "That's just an incredible amount of fish that are killed and wasted without being food for anyone."
"You look at some of the threatened fish, and bycatch in fisheries is the main reason why they're threatened," Babcock added.

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