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Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz #onassignment for @natgeo this week in West Africa. Small shark heads are set out to dry beside the harbor in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. Shark fishing is illegal here, but there is a lot of by-catch. The fins are sent to China for soup, and the meat and heads are sold in Nigeria and Spain. Only by identifying problems like this can we begin to find solutions. To see more from my current fieldwork in West Africa follow @geosteinmetz #fishing #sustainability

Nouâdhibou

Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz #onassignment for @natgeo this week in West Africa.  Small shark heads are set out to dry beside the harbor in Nouadhibou, Mauritania.  Shark fishing is illegal here, but there is a lot of by-catch.  The fins are sent to China for soup, and the meat and heads are sold in Nigeria and Spain.  Only by identifying problems like this can we begin to find solutions.  To see more from my current fieldwork in West Africa follow @geosteinmetz #fishing #sustainability

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@wolffaax

Cringeeeeee

@joeyfaggio

wooooow. They look like kkk hooks

@gludhukmen87

Kkk? Is that you?

@_eastnwest

Incredible

@victodaphne

@lorneheller looks like a bunch of angry ghosts!

@fredrique_ariel

@morgan.verde this is absolutely horrifying. KKK masks would be less uncomfortable

@caelalmot

@mar_shmallow96 truthfully I don’t even know

@caelalmot

@mar_shmallow96 also just seeing this lmao wtf

@tinky_mate

@koffibearspirit oh mon dieu regarde ça

@kathymartin930

@aynsley.of.whimsy I agree. I understand the concern for extinction of a species. Sharks grow very slowly compared to farmed animals like chickens, etc. Sea life is very important to our planet and must be preserved. I also say, if you take an animal, use the WHOLE THING!

@gkinali

So sad 😞

@larissaeldridge

Sweet baby Jesus

@sherryleiva

😭😰😠, como siempre el ser humano, el depredador más cruel de nuestro planeta.😔

@picard899

Je suis très malheureuse d’être témoin de tout ses horreurs que l homme peut faire 💔

@kelvintage

Disgusting

@aynsley.of.whimsy

@serafi.liaina this situation is a lot better than in other parts where the sharks are only caught for the fins and the rest is thrown away. At lease here it sounds like the entire carcass is utilized.

@aynsley.of.whimsy

At least here the whole thing is being used, instead of just the fins

@morganax93

On peut croire à des capotes qui font la guele 😂😂😂 Ou des fantômes lol 😏

@kmhtouches

Incredibly sad.

@glendonmcgann

@ambarcakes nightmare fuel, no thank you

@_lawfaa_

@rita_fahmi I know 😡😢 this hurt me

@rita_fahmi

@_lawfaa_ smh 🤦🏻‍♀️

@ruffin.richard

Ce n'est pas ci bon!

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