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Notes from Nosy Mitseo, Madagascar: the legacy of the demand for shark fin

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December, 2013: Notes from Nosy Mitseo, Madagascar: the legacy of the demand for shark fin by Garth Cripps and Fran Humber is featured on the Save our Seas Foundation's blog. 


Fran Humber writes  "In Madagascar the traditional and artisanal fishery are defined by the type of boat and size of motor you use. Whilst this study focuses on sharks landed in the traditional fishery (non-motorised local sailing pirogues) which dominates south west Madagascar, artisanal fishing (boats with less than 50HP engine) is more commonly found in the north west and north of Madagascar.

Recently, two colleagues have photographed and filmed shark fishing across the traditional, artisanal and industrial fishing sectors along much of Madagascar’s western coastline. Here they share some photos and notes from an artisanal boat targeting sharks around the remote Nosy Mitseo archipelago, north Madagascar."

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