It is abhorrent that this has not already been banned. Simply because something is wrong but is going to happen anyway is no reason to neglect our responsibility to prohibit it. Otherwise, why do we even have laws? This will enable law enforcement to prosecute people participating in this horrible practice. Sharks are apex predators and are vital to the health of the ecosystem. It’s the same reason to protect wolves, bears, and other apex predators. Without them, prey species become out of balance and negatively affect the ecosystem.