Sharks belong to the order of elasmobranch.
Their length ranges from 0.2 m (Black barbed) up to 20 m (giant). Shark is widely distributed, mainly in tropical seas.
The story of the gifts of the ocean would be incomplete if not to mention the meat of sharks. It is used in food many of the peoples inhabiting the shores of the seas and oceans. Fin soup sharks since ancient times is considered as a delicacy, like a turtle.
From the skins of sharks previously made a very expensive shagreen skin. In some countries of Asia and Africa of durable and beautiful leather sharks make even shoes and haberdashery. The dried skin of sharks is used for polishing of precious wood and brushing the felt.
From the liver of sharks get fat, reaching for food, medical and technical purposes. Finally, the shark teeth are used as Souvenirs, and from the spines make canes, from the skeleton – glue. This is the range of use of sharks in the economic life of man.
Shark meat has long been valued in different countries of the world, and many did not even know that they praise the shark meat since it was sold under various names. For example, from Turkey in pre-revolutionary Russia, the fishermen brought Balik from shark-Katran, presenting them balyk of sturgeon. U.S. fish sticks of porbeagle and Mako shark sold under the form of sticks made of the swordfish. Shark meat soup, processed food paint, sold in some countries as macrosomia, shark meat-foxes and other sharks — as meat halibut, Croaker, cod, etc. Continue reading