"As part of GVI’s mission we are always looking for a way to increase student’s environmental awareness and knowledge of global conservation issues. Marine debris is a global problem with local solutions, and a local problem with global solutions. Together we must work together to tackle the marine debris problem and seek solutions at each end of the spectrum."
Many shark populations have plummeted in the past three decades as a result of excessive harvesting – for their fins, as an incidental catch of fisheries targeting other species, and in recreational fisheries. This is particularly true for oceanic species. However, until now, a lack of data prevented scientists from properly quantifying the status of Pacific reef sharks at a large geographic scale.