Posted on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 | 5 comments| News tip by: Cetacea
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Conservationalists have revealed that one third of the world's shark species are under risk of extinction due to overfishing. Sharks are vulnerable because they can take a long time to mature and do not produce many young.
"Overfishing threatens to drive a third of the world's open-ocean shark species to extinction, say conservationists."