Heart & Brain Underwater

Dolphins Vs Sharks

Sigh, it is so sad to read news like this…

Dolphins butchered for shark bait in illegal hunt off the coast of Peru

by Lara Whyte, Digital Producer – last updated Thu 17 Oct 2013 http://www.itv.com/news/2013-10-17/dolphins-butchered-for-shark-bait-in-illegal-hunt-off-the-coast-of-peru/

I have first read about dolphins butchered for shark bait in ScubaDiver Australasia, similar to report from Paul Hilton… http://www.paulhiltonphotography.com/index.php/field-notes/41

Have loved dolphins since young (maybe because of Flippers?) Have learned to love sharks since becoming a diver, so this is doubly sad…

Edit:

22 Oct 2013: Add  http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1335395/peru-considers-shark-fishing-curbs-stop-dolphins-slaughter-bait

“Peru considers shark fishing curbs to stop dolphins’ slaughter for bait”

“Peru said it might restrict shark fishing to curb the illegal slaughter of up to 15,000 dolphins per year – used as bait by rogue fisherman – following a dramatic increase in sales of shark fins to Asia.

Most of Peru’s shark fin exports, which have jumped 10 per cent in recent years, go to Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and other Asian nations, the Production Ministry said.”

 

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