Japanese ship violates shark fishing ban

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Des officiers de l’Autorité des ressources marines des Marshall exposent des ailerons de requins saisis sur un navire © GIFF JOHNSON / AFP

The Marshall Islands has fined a Japanese-operated fishing vessel $US125,000 ($117,000) for violating a ban on shark fishing, officials say, in the first levy of its kind in the territory’s waters.

Enforcement officer Marcella Tarkwon said a search of the ship Satsuma uncovered 27,000 kilograms of shark carcasses and 680 kilograms of shark fins.

Sydney Morning Herald

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