Sharks & Rays | Oceana

Sharks have played a vital role in maintaining healthy oceans for hundreds of millions of years as a top predator. More than 450 species of sharks cruise the world’s oceans, ranging in size from 8 inches to a whopping 40 feet long. But today, nearly one in four sharks and their relatives are threatened with extinction. A major cause is the demand for shark fins. Every year, fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade.

Learn fun facts and how you can help your favorite sharks - from great white sharks to hammerhead sharks - by clicking a species below.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Bill to Ban Shark Fins Nationwide

Fins from up to 73 Million Sharks End Up in Global Trade Every Year

Sustainability Report: Shark Finning is Part of a Larger Issue

Environmentalists sue Trump administration over dusky shark

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Oceana Sues Trump Administration to Protect Overfished Dusky Sharks

Thousands of Dusky Sharks Continue to Die in US Fisheries Every Year, in Violation of Federal Law

Conservation group sues Trump administration over sharks

Nature up close: Sharks

Monday, April 3, 2017

Feds Release Inadequate Final Rule to Protect Overfished Dusky Sharks

Thousands of Dusky Sharks Die in US Fisheries Every Year, in Violation of Federal Law

Butchered shark fins seized from shrimp boat off Key West

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