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Attempts to halt shark-finning in Palau


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#1 underwatercolours

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 06:34 AM

Dermot Keane from Sam's Dive Tours in Palau just sent me these photos and story link and asked me to share them here.

The images are from a recent event conducted by the Palau Ministry of Justice. They burned a shipment of shark fins confiscated from a vessel illegally fishing in Palau's waters. The President of Republic of Palau and the Minister of Justice set the pyre of shark fins aflame.

Radio interview about skark finning

Sam Scott of Sam's Dive Tours & charter supporter of Palau Shark Sanctuary Fund, inspects the pile of shark fins prior to burning.

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Left to Right: Repubic of Palau President, Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., Dermot Keane, Palau Shark Sanctuary Fund, Rep. of Palau, Minister of Justice, Michael Rosenthal, Marine Biologist Nicolas Pilcher (with book), Koror State, Rep. of Palau, Legal Counsel, Greg Fullem (with Camera), listening to Marine Biologist Nicolas Pilcher describing the species of sharks from which the fins came and explaining the impact on Palau's eco-system / shark population.

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The burn

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Photos by Kevin Davidson and Thomas Baechtold

#2 Don in Colorado

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 08:06 AM

It's a start.

I just wish there was a picture of the boat burning.

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Posted 01 June 2003 - 05:01 PM

Various areas of Hong Kong burning would be much more gratifying!