Tag: "illegal fishing"

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Demand for Shark Fin Soup, Baring Mozambique’s Coastline

For Fernando Nhamussua living near the Mozambique coast, sharks are not something to be feared but an extremely profitable source of income. The 33 year old has sold 20 shark fins so far and even as the world contemplates ban of the illegal trade, Fernando’s basket is full of four dried shark fins.

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3000 Sharks Caught in Illegal Nets off Texas Coast

In a shocking incident game wardens found off the Texas coast at least 3,000 juvenile and adult dead sharks tangled in illegal fishing nets. According to the Parks and Wildlife Department it is by far one of the largest numbers of sharks found dead.