Did you know that a single shark in Palau brings $1.9million to the economy over its lifetime?? (Its worth only $108 it is caught once). Shark tourism in Palau brings in $18million in ecotourism each year or 8% of GDP. In Spain's canary islands shark diving brings in $24.7million each year.
Imagine the boost to tourism (and to conservation of sharks) if more countries focused on shark-viewing instead of shark-eating!
Each year 2 to 3 people are killed by sharks and another 65 are injured). Contrast that to the 73 million sharks killed by people each year.