According to the WWF report, in all oceans except the South Pacific, the population of the Atlantic coati has decreased dramatically. In the Mediterranean Sea by 99% over the last 100 years, and this shark is still caught. These predators are threatened by humans, and their absence in the seas and oceans affects the entire marine ecosystem.
The Atlantic coati is a large shark with an extremely streamlined shape – it is called a “living torpedo”. This is one of the most unusual and spectacular sharks. It is the fastest sea predator in the world and one of the most active. It travels thousands of kilometers in search of food. It is an endangered species on the Red List of Threatened Species. And it is mainly due to human activity. It is hunted because of its meat and fins.
As WWF scientists urge, the most important thing that can now be done to protect the population of the Atlantic ostrich is to stop fishing. However, due to the very long life and low reproductive rate of this shark, even if fishing for this species is completely stopped, it will take many years to rebuild its population.