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Honduran Authorities Burn Confiscated Shark Fins: Press Photos and B-Roll

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Shark Fin 1

The Honduran Navy recently confiscated shark fins from an illegal fishing incident. The fins were burned one year after the declaration of the Honduras shark sanctuary. President Porfirio Lobo Sosa initiated the burn in an act to emphasize the country’s commitment to shark protection.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

Shark Fin 2

Today at the Tegucigalpa Naval base, President Lobo Sosa set fire to hundreds of fins confiscated during a navy operation this spring.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

Shark Fin 3

Honduran authorities watch as fins confiscated by the navy are burned by the president of Honduras today at the Tegucigalpa Naval base.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

Shark Fin 4

A crowd of people look on with the president of Honduras Porfirio Lobo Sosa, as hundreds of fins burn at the Naval base of the Honduran capital today to emphasize the country’s commitment to shark protection.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

Shark Fin 5

From left to the right, Steve Box executive director of the Honduran NGO Marine Ecology Center, President of Honduras Porfirio Lobo Sosa, Director of Fisheries Administration Rene Gutierrez and Maximiliano Bello, senior adviser of the Pew Environment Group watch as the fins burning at Tegucigalpa Naval base. Honduras will celebrate its one-year anniversary of the shark sanctuary in June.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

Shark Fin 6

Shark fins burn during an event to mark the first year of the shark sanctuary declaration in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The fins were confiscated by the navy during ongoing enforcement efforts and burned today by the President of Honduras, Lobo Sosa.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

Shark Fin 7

More than 200 fins from 184 nurse sharks were burned in a naval base at Honduras capital, Tegucigalpa today. The Honduran Navy confiscated the shark fins as part of ongoing enforcement efforts of their shark sanctuary. President Lobo Sosa initiate the burn during the event in front of dozens of law enforcement officers and the Honduran press.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

Shark Fin 8

A crowd of people join the president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, to watch more than 200 fins burn at the Naval base of the Honduran capital. Honduras will celebrate its one-year anniversary of the shark sanctuary declaration in June.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

Shark Fin 9

Shark fins burn in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The fins were confiscated by the navy during ongoing shark sanctuary enforcement efforts and burned by the President Lobo Sosa.

Credit: Javier Maradiaga

 

 

 

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