Twenty six thousands tons of sharks were captured in 1950,
and now it's more than two hundred thousands.

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Historically, sharks have been exploited by humans for various purposes, including food and sport. Today, sharks are primarily captured for their meat and fins. Shark catches have significantly increased since the 1990s, primarily due for an increasing demand for shark fins that are used to make shark fin soup. On average, 100,000,000 sharks are removed from the oceans every year.