I’m fairly sure nobody is finning basking sharks either.
I wonder what the death rate is from basking sharks?
They are slow-moving sharks (feeding at about 2 knots (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph)) and do not evade approaching boats (unlike great white sharks). They are harmless to humans if left alone and are not attracted to chum.
Looks like about zero…unless you are krill…or a Herald journalist.