16 Aug '12, 12am

Costa Rican Gov't Risks Nation's Eco-friendly Reputation to Protect Shark Finners. Commentary by Capt Alex Cornelissen.

Costa Rican Gov't Risks Nation's Eco-friendly Reputation to Protect Shark Finners. Commentary by Capt Alex Cornelissen.

Costa Rican Government Risks Nation’s Eco-Friendly Reputation to Protect Shark-Finners By Captain Alex Cornelissen, Director of Operations, Sea Shepherd Galápagos Sea Shepherd Galapagos Director, Alex Cornelissen, inspects the seized catch of an illegal shark fishing operation in Galapagos National Park The Costa Rican government is making feeble attempts to hold up the illusion they care about Costa Rican waters. Ever since Captain Watson was arrested in Germany and heavy criticism befell upon President Chinchilla’s administration for this clearly politically motivated court case, reports have been issued in the Costa Rican media about small scale finning operations being apprehended. Whereas this seems to be a positive development, truth is that it is nothing but a smokescreen. The Costa Rican government is not doing anything to stop illegal shark finning in their waters...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2012...

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