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September 30, 2010

Mozambique Shark Fin Trade Growing

BBC, Phillipe Cousteau Jr. and his team recently visited Mozambique to document the growing shark fin trade. According to the below clip from the film, most people in the country live off just $1 per day. It’s obvious why shark fining is so appealing when the fins from a large shark are worth as much as $60. Just "six sharks can provide a year's income,” says the narrator.

Unfortunately, the export of shark fins is so lucrative that it has kept regulation protecting sharks from being passed in Mozambique.

Posted by jroualdes at September 30, 2010 10:19 PM