The article in the National Geographic warned that if sharks and stingrays continue to disappear at the current rate, they could be completely extinct in 10 to 20 years.
It has been stated that the shark and stingray population in the oceans has decreased 71 percent in the last 50 years.
In the article in the famous travel and nature magazine National Geographic, it was emphasized that many species of living creatures in the open seas are in danger of extinction due to overfishing.
Written by scientists Nicholas Dulvy and Nathan Pacoureau from Simon Fraser University in Canada, it was noted that 31 shark and stingray species living in the oceans were examined.
In the article, it was underlined that the population of these species has decreased by 71 percent since 1970, and warned that if these creatures continue to disappear at the current rate, they could be completely extinct in 10 to 20 years.
In the article, which drew attention to the increase in fisheries by 18 times since 1970, it was called for the states to make strict regulations for the protection of the ecological balance, the recovery of the species and a sustainable fishery.