Thresher Sharks Carcass Found in Nusa Penida Allegedly Used for Illegal Shark Fin Trade

Gili Shark Conservation posted on their facebook page about thresher shark carcass found in the shore of Nusa Penida, a small marine park off the southern coast of Bali.

Photo source: Gili Shark Conservation facebook

The photos was published on November 26 has gotten more than 500 shares.

According to Gili Shark Conservation, thresher sharks have recently been added to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) list Appendix II to monitor their international trade after scientists and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) have declared them as vulnerable.

Photo source: Gili Shark Conservation facebook

On the photos shows the caudal fins of the sharks have been cut off in a possible attempt to hide the species and the crime committed. To catch and land this species of shark is illegal in Indonesia without very expensive and limited permits.

The images and information have been sent to government officials and await the action. For now, we can help by sharing these images! Let’s not let this horrific crime go unpunished.


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