19 Oct '11, 4pm

Trawlers kill 2,000 sharks for fins in Colombian marine sanctuary #sharks #finning

19 Oct 2011: Trawlers Kill 2,000 Sharks For Fins in Colombian Marine Sanctuary As many as 2,000 sharks have been slaughtered for their fins in the protected waters of Colombia’s Malpelo wildlife sanctuary, government officials say. A team of researchers studying sharks in the region As Shark Slaughter Continues, A Defender Targets Fin Trade In an interview with Yale e360 , shark conservationist Sonja Fordham talks about the battle to save one of the world’s most magnificent fish. READ THE e360 REPORT reportedly witnessed a fleet of about 10 fishing trawlers in the waters around Malpelo, a rock island about 500 kilometers from the mainland. “When the divers dove, they started finding a large number of animals without their fins,” said Sandra Bessudo, environmental advisor to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. “They didn’t see any alive.” A Colombian navy ship later rep...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/trawlers_kill_2000_sharks_for...

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