Slaughter For Fijian plates
Author: Ilaitia Turagabeci
Source: Fiji Times
September 16, 2013
Previous surveys revealed that the fins are mostly flown to Hong Kong, sent to the mainland for processing at cheap labour and returned to Hong Kong from where they are marketed back across China and other Asian countries as a costly delicacy.
Coral Reef Alliance shark campaigner Manoa Rasigatale, who has been calling for some form of protection for sharks, is more disappointed now than he was when a plan to turn Fiji's waters into a shark sanctuary like that in other parts of the Pacific never made it before decision makers.
He and other stakeholders have since been waiting on a proposed shark management plan by the ministry.
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