If you give a flip about what flops across your plate — and you want to avoid the dinner faux pas of the lady in the below video — then now is a great time to take some advice from 30 Rock and “live every week like it’s Shark Week.”

 

That means learning why some of the world’s largest predators are threatened by a bowl of soup. Well, many bowls of soup. The increasingly popular Asian delicacy, shark fin soup, combined with commercial fishing and bycatch, launches a deadly attack on over a quarter million sharks every day. That takes a 100-million-per-year bite out of the population.

Even if you aren’t the spittin’ fin-nage type, having a healthy helping of other marine munchies means having healthy shark populations to keep things in check. Sea? Food is all connected.

Discover how nonprofit Oceana is helping chum the waters of the fountain of knowledge during Shark Week, which is this week! Or check out the documentary film Sharkwater.


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