Why it is crucial the Maldives remains a shark sanctuary?
Sharks are charismatic ecosystem engineers and are crucial for the Maldives marine ecosystem and its local fishing and tourism industries. Sharks maintain ecosystem balance, promote herbivore abundance, help coral reefs to fight climate change and encourage phytoplankton growth by transporting nutrients from the deep to the shallows. In 2016, shark divers brought over US $65 million to the Maldives local economy and skipjack tuna fishermen report that healthier sharks populations help their fishery by making it easier for them to locate tuna schools out at sea.
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