The Fin Route
Source: The Fiji Times
November 21, 2011
"WHEN Greenpeace activists boarded a Chinese Taipei fishing vessel last week, they made a grim discovery.
Inside the freezer of the longline tuna fishing vessel Ming Maan Shyang No.20, they found more sharks than tuna headed for the Asian market.
The Chinese Taipei vessel had been on the high seas for just two weeks.
...Greenpeace and other conservation groups including the Coral Reef Alliance and the Pew Environment Group, which are pushing for legislation to turn Fiji's waters into a shark sanctuary say longline tuna vessels are notorious for their by-catch of endangered species as well as pirate fishing and the laundering of unreported tuna catch from the Pacific Commons."
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