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SharkWeek: List of resources and documentaries on the shark crisis

I've compiled a list of interesting information, research and documentaries about the problems sharks face. They are all in English and some of them are quite graphic. However, this is indicated next to each resource.



How does the EU influence the shark fin market? Does it affect us at all? What are the proposed solutions? Find out all this and more in research produced in 2022 by experts from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

(research includes pictures of dead sharks)


Research published in 2018 by Wild Aid. The research describes the realities of shark consumption in East Asia, but also the new problems that lie in wait for sharks.

(research includes pictures of dead sharks)


Documentary: Extinction Soup

Filmmaker Phil Waller explores the media's addiction to sharks and Eastern countries' addiction to shark fin soup, which results in more than 70 million dead sharks a year.


(film contains footage of dead and dying sharks - not suitable for underage viewers)


Documentary: Sharkwater Extinction

Filmmaker Rob Stewart takes a bold plunge into exploring and investigating illegal shark fishing. This is one of the best films on the subject I've seen to date. You can see this film on Amazon Prime.

Trailer:

(film contains footage of dead and dying sharks - not suitable for underage viewers)


Documentary: SeaSpiracy

A documentary generally describes the problems in the oceans. You can find it on Netflix.

Trailer:


(film contains footage of dead and dying sharks - not suitable for underage viewers)


Documentary: The Shark Cull - Seasheppard

The Shark Cull is a common term in Western Australia for the former state government's policy of catching and killing large sharks. Activist group SeaSheppard made a documentary about the issue:


(film contains footage of dead and dying sharks - not suitable for underage viewers)


Other (rather motivational) resources:


Video from the project: 'Dancing with Sharks' by the amazing Hannah Fraser (Hannah Mermaid), highlights the fact that sharks are not bloodthirsty beasts.



TEDxTalk: Turning Fantasy Into Reality: Joyful Ocean Activism | Hannah Fraser




I hope you will get a lot of interesting information about sharks and ways to help them from these resources. If you are interested in this topic please check out my other articles:

The 12 Most Famous Shark Species for more detailed information on a few selected species and Why Sharks Are Important and How Can We Help Them?

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