Cut shark fins seen on the beach of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, 6 April 2012. Every morning, hundreds of shark bodies and thousands of shark fins are sold on the Pacific coast of Ecuador. Although the targeted shark fishing remains illegal, the presidential decree allows free trade of shark fins from accidental by-catch. However, most of the shark species fished in Ecuadorean waters are considered as ?vulnerable to extinction? by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Although fishing sharks barely...more »
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