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.