"Roughly 100 million sharks are killed every year - it is estimated that 70 million of those are taken to fuel the trade of shark fins."
At the current rate of fishing we will destroy most shark populations beyond the point of recovery in the very near future. Whether shark fishing can be done in a sustainable way is still unclear. The evidence suggests it is not. But to find out we must give current shark populations a chance to recover by curbing the trade of fins and by reducing the demand for shark fin soup and shark meat.