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World Colombia: Shark fishing will be completely banned to curb the trade in fins

17:15  30 november  2020
17:15  30 november  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Fishermen generally cut the fin, which is very popular in Asian markets, before throwing the mutilated animal back into the water

Un requin en mer, illustration © Pixabay A shark at sea, illustration ILLEGAL TRADE - Fishermen generally cut the fin, which is very popular in Asian markets, before throwing the mutilated animal back into the water

The Colombia will completely ban shark fishing to curb the trade in fins of this animal, which is prized on the Asian market. This was announced on Friday by the Minister of the Environment, Carlos Eduardo Correa.

The government will modify the legislation in force since 2017, which allows a reduced quota of artisanal fishing , to prohibit “100%” the capture of sharks. "One of the important impacts of this decision is to curb the marketing of fins and sharks", declared the minister, deploring "a very international illegal trade, the exotic marketing of shark fins".

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Sharks that are finned will either suffocate to death or be eaten alive (Picture: Shark Guardian). Shark conservationists are calling on the UK to lead the But she says following in the footsteps of Canada, the first G20 country to completely ban the import of shark fins , would be the most effective way to

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73 million sharks die each year

The measure, which will come into force by decree, aims to put an end to the involuntary and artisanal capture of sharks in Colombian waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, because their direct fishing is already prohibited. President Ivan Duque welcomed this decision and affirmed that he will sign the decree accompanying it with “compensation measures” for the communities which traditionally fish sharks for local consumption. According to Carlos Eduardo Correa, it is notably planned to compensate around 250 families from the departments of Guajira (north) and 300 others from the Pacific coast (southwest).

The shark population has been decimated in recent decades due to the commercialization of fins and industrial fishing. Colombia, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, has some 76 shark species out of the 500 identified worldwide. Fishermen usually cut the fin, which is very popular in Asian markets, before throwing the mutilated animal back into the water.

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According to environmental activist Sandra Bessudo, the decision has consequences for the preservation of the species, but also for the health of consumers, since the flesh of sharks has a "high mercury index", used in illegal gold mining. “It's about working with communities so that they can develop economically through activities that respect the conservation of species,” she said. The NGO Wild Aid estimates that some 73 million sharks die each year from this trade and that at least 70 species are endangered.

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