Perhaps nothing highlights the need to tighten WCPFC’s shark finning and transshipment measures more than Greenpeace’s documentation last September 9 of the activities of the Taiwanese vessel Shuen De Ching 888.
“The catch log indicated only three blue sharks were caught, with a total weight of 55 kg. Note that under CMM 2010-07 (5% weight ratio) that would mean a maximum of 2.75 kg of shark fins could be legally aboard the vessel," Greenpeace reported.
Greenpeace found nine shark bodies and three sacks of detached shark fins in the freezer holds.
“The sacks were weighed on . . .
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