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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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@glenforster

@kylitos Lolol too soon

@brimargaux

@kylitos omgggggg his bod

@brimargaux

@kylitos omgggggg his bod

@brimargaux

@kylitos omgggggg his bod

@kylitos

@glenforster @brimargaux the face that manta ray was making

@_dnckn

Seems like KKK berets

@chi.tres

This is so sad. :(.

@ben_mtty

@alexa_rayner is pretty swanky little weird

@infocruceros

I live in Spain and we dont eat those things. Are them used for any industrial process? Only in Nigeria and Spain? It sounds very stranger or fake, please, explain it or delete it

@bon2488

They look like sad faces ☹️

@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!

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