Does Anyone Really Care If Sharks Go Extinct? | ft. Andy Cornish

Our Future Nature

Oct 28 2022 • 55 mins

In this episode Sean Lee-Davies speaks to Andy Cornish, who leads WWF’s global shark and ray conservation programme. The duo discuss the important role sharks play in the wider ecosystem and what could happen if we were to lose such a key species. They also delve into whether sustainable shark fishing is possible and exciting new technologies developed to  trace illegal shark fishing trading.

With a PhD in Marine Ecology, Cornish has spent the last 20 years working for NGOs, government and academia, consistently focused on creating viable international conservation strategies. He also co-authored Hong Kong’s first sustainable seafood guide, led shark-fin advocacy efforts and an anti-trawling campaign called ‘Save Our Seas’, which resulted in a permanent ban on all trawling.

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