Approximately 73 million sharks are hunted annually. Shark finning or catching sharks for their fins is one of the main cause for the increased hunting pressure on sharks.
Shark fins are made into expensive dishes, which drives the high prices for shark fins according to their sizes. This is why sharks are hunted by fishermen in Indonesia. One of the global concerns on shark hunting is how the sharks are hunted only for their fins.
Meanwhile the rest of the shark body is thrown back into the sea. In some parts of Indonesia the entire shark is harvested. The fins are sold to fin buyers, while other shark parts are collected by other buyers.