Report by Shark Info
White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) belong to
the most endangered
shark species, still they are hunted for their meat which lands on
the world's fish markets.
© Klaus Jost / Shark Foundation
The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is one of the best
protected shark species worldwide. Its name appears on the Red List
of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) under
the "most vulnerable" species (Category A1bcd + 2cd). With CITES it
is still on Appendix III which calls for close observation of any
trade with white sharks, although efforts are being made by
Australia and the U.S. to have it put on Appendix I, a list of
animals and plants which are directly endangered by extinction.
Trade with species found on Appendix I is prohibited worldwide,
except for scientific reasons.