Our goal here at The Shark Side of Finning is to educate people about the ethical and environmental effects of shark finning. The process of shark finning is not only harmful to sharks and humans but the entire marine ecosystem. As with any top predator, sharks are vital to the flow of the ecosystem they live in. Unfortunately, shark finning is starting to take a toll on their population, thus affecting not only the sharks but all the other species sharks interact with as well. Sharks have been in the ocean for more than 400 million years, which means they were around 100 million years before dinosaurs! Sadly, humans are now starting to put this unique species of fish in danger of going extinct.