Large scale shark finning in Manta Ecuador

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Wetpixel member Juan Carlos Navarro posted a slideshow of pictures in the forums of large-scale shark finning in Manta, Ecuador. Navarro reports that about 2000 sharks are being caught and finned daily on the beaches of Manta, all reported under “incidental fishing” so the Ecuadorian authorities have not acted to stop this activity.

Navarro claims that he has received threats after his pictures were published in local newspapers. We look forward to more reports from Navarro from the area about the mass finning in the area.