25 Facts About Sharks

#17 – Humans are a Threat

This may sound crazy to you, but we just have to say it to raise the awareness of the sharks’ position in the modern world. Did you know that humans are the sharks’ biggest enemy? We are a bigger threat to them than they are to us. That’s because a huge number of shark species is threatened by bycatch or fishing. Fishing and bycatch account for the deaths of millions of sharks worldwide.

Now, let’s compare that to the number of shark attacks. Although shark attacks are a brutal thing, only 10 fatalities from shark attacks are reported every year.