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News announcement22 March 2023Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

OCEAN CALLS Podcast – Season 2 Ep. 2: Shark populations are declining, but are we really facing a crisis?

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Episode two of the second season of our Ocean Calls podcast is out!  This time we ask: Should we worry about sharks?

Ever since the mindblowing success of 'Jaws', where sharks are portrayed as bloodthirsty vengeful human-killers, people have been scared of these large marine predators.

But scientists believe that these magnificent animals deserve our attention. Many species of shark are in danger because of human activity and we really need them for our ecosystems to survive and thrive.

So, should we change our way of thinking about sharks? Should we care and protect them more than we do?

To discuss this issue, Euronews science reporter Jeremy Wilks is joined by two guests:  Dr Iris Ziegler from the conservation organisation Sharkproject and Javier Garat Pérez, the president of Europêche, a representative body for the fishing industry in the European Union.

Listen to it in full on Euronews website


Publication date
22 March 2023
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries