Sharks have always existed in the West Indies. In the past, explorers indicated that they were abundant in the seas of the Caribbean. Since then, the excessive exploitation of marine resources in these regions has caused the decline of shark populations, to the point that today some species are threatened with extinction.--
Sharks in the West Indies? It's not surprising ! In the past, explorers indicated that they were abundant in the seas of the Caribbean.
Indeed, man has largely exploited the marine resources of these regions. This caused the gradual decline of shark populations. Today some species are threatened with extinction.
This work draws up a state of our knowledge, but also of the tasty historical testimonies of Louis de Poincy and Father Labat, up to the prospects for the future.
In addition, it deals exhaustively with the general framework of the habitats, the myths that surround them and the objective reality.
The shark is a fish like any other, which deserves to be known.
All pwason ka manjé moun, sé retchen ki ni bon do.
“All fish eat people, but only the shark is blamed. (Caribbean proverb)
Author: Bernard Séret
Preface by Philippe Cury