For over 400 million years, sharks have inhabited our Earth. Every year approximately 73-100 million sharks are killed primarily for their fins, while the rest of their body is merely tossed back into the water and left to sink.
Sharks are a keystone species to one of the largest ecosystems on our blue planet. They help maintain the balance of life in all oceans.
Why We Started
In too many cases, sharks are being killed faster than they can repopulate and if we allow shark finning to continue, we condemn sharks to extinction.
Respect the Fin was started in order to spread awareness of the evils of shark finning and to educate the public on sharks crucial role in our aquatic ecosystem.