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La chair de requin plus fatale que sa morsure / Shark meat worse than its bite

Durban – Sharks have fearsome jaws, but their meat is now more dangerous and its consumption can kill people. source : Tony Carnie, June 2014 This was the warning from researchers at the Sharks International Conference in Durban, where several new studies showed increasing levels of chemical poison and toxic metals in shark meat when a growing number of the animals are targeted for human consumption. In her presentation “Sharks may kill you… if you eat them”, Jann Gilbert of Southern Cross University in Australia said recent meat samples from at least three species of shark had levels of arsenic, mercury and other toxic compounds way above the recommended food safety levels. Gilbert said up to 273 million sharks were killed every year around the world. While a large percentage were destined for the shark fin … Read entire article »

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