Over 50% of sharks and rays in the Mediterranean Sea are at risk of extinction

The status of 11 species of sharks and rays in the region have worsened since their last assessment in 2007, according to a new report by the IUCN.

Mongabay

Last updated on 07 December 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Bycatch
Overharvesting
Species: 
Carcharodon carcharias
Cetorhinus maximus
Species group: 
Fish