Deep-water sharks join the ranks of species facing extinction, together with polar bears and the hippopotamus, listed on the World Conservation Union’s 2006 Red List of Threatened Species. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List, released on 2 May 2006 in Switzerland, is the world’s most authoritative inventory of the conservation status of animals and plants.

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The slow and steady life strategy of sharks may have served them well for millions of years, but now these fearsome fish are under serious threat from a combination of destructive fishing practices. In the marine area covered by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) – the North Atlantic, Baltic and North Sea – over 100 species of sharks and their relatives (together known as elasmobranchs) have been recorded. Yet from the wide diversity of European species, only a few have supported fisheries.

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