Sharks are being heavily fished all over the world. They are part of the protein source of many coutries but also their fins are part of an old Asian tradition. The Asian markets for fin soup drive much of the legal and illegal fishing of sharks and some shark-like body rays, leading their populations to points beyond recovery. In the other hand, the tourism sector has realized how attractive sharks are for marine tourism and how alive animals are far more worthy alive than dead. The case of the whale shark @ThePlayaTimes see here.