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Five-ton Basking Shark Captured in East China

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Fishers use a crane to load the giant "blue" [basking] shark on May 23, 2007.A giant blue shark was captured by a fisher in east China's Jiangsu Province on the afternoon of May 23. The shark is 10 meters long and 1.5 meters wide with a total weight of five tons or so. A businessman passing by purchased it at the price of over 100,000 yuan right after the capture.

 

http://english.people.com.cn/200705/25/eng...525_377999.html

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Protected by CITES?...perhaps.

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I think cites is only for international trade, it doesn't stop a local for buying it.

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Sad to see it, at least it still has its fins! Although not for long methinks.

 

Given todays exchange rate that works out at $106.42.

 

Mark.

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And the fins will sell for $150,000 in the black market... MINIMUM.

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Really sad to see an animal like that captured.

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Actually, 100,000 yuan is over $13,000 USD.
Well that just shows what a nugget I am! I was converting South Korean Won??? hehehehehe.

 

My Bad.

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