Had to share this because it’s such a blasphemy! Wish it didn’t still go on, but shark finning is still a widespread act!
Just received an unconfirmed report that a mature female GW was killed in the Sea of Cortez three weeks ago just N of Loreto, Baja.
Apparently 350 kilos of fillets were salted and sent to the mainland of Mexico and the fins were sent to Asia for shark fin soup.
As many of you know we have previously tracked a mature female from Guadalupe island to the Sea of Cortez during this time of year to find the GW birthing grounds.
We are trying to find out if the GW killed a few weeks ago was pregnant but it is tough to come by this sort of information in such a remote place.
We have been working with our scientists in Mexico to get with policy makers in Baja so we can protect the Guadalupe GWs when they use the Sea of Cortez in the late Spring and early Summer.
So far we have made little progress but we will not stop pushing.
Continuing to attempt to collect data to confirm details above.”
For those of you that don’t know, the crew of Shark Men (Nat Geo) have been trying to discover the locations where GW sharks give breed & birth. And JUST when they thought they were getting somewhere, the female shark they thought would assist them in this search was killed! Not to mention, killed for MEAT!
I will definitely blog more about this at a later date, as I have much to comment about this, but there has been much attention directed towards shark finning lately. We need to try to get shark finning stopped! Most recently, shark finning activism efforts have been directed towards activities in Toronto, Canada: