Fish oil an environmental risk

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Soaring demand for omega-3 supplement is putting fish oil risk deep-sea sharks at risk, conservationists believe.

Marine conservation group Oceana Europe said deep-sea sharks were being targeted by fishing fleets for their liver oil (which is used in Omega-3 dietary supplements, in cosmetics, and as industrial lubricants).

The group warned that increased fishing of their species combined with slow growth rates and late maturity, they were