Endangered sharks are being sold as flake

Sunday, 9 June 2024 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

One in ten of Australia's sharks and rays are at risk of extinction, and globally shark populations are declining. The biggest reason: people eating them.

In this episode, we chat to two shark experts about what we need to do to ensure sharks survive. First, Dr Adam Stow from Macquarie University talks about his research looking at what's really in flake. Then, Dr Jordan Goetze, Adjunt Professor at Curtin University, explains how marine protected areas are helping some sharks, but we have to do more.

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Image: Scalloped Hammerhead, Daniel Kwok.


Sunday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.


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