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Dead Sharks in a Fish Market, Morocco

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Dead Sharks in a Fish Market, Morocco

A fish market in Essaouira, Morocco selling freshly caught sharks. This is a great example of the wide spread problem of Shark Fishing.

tags: conservation, fish market

Tip: There are some great shark posters in the shark shop!

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Comment by anonymous
14th April 2008 - 6:49

If they are eating it then I don't see a problem, is not like they just take the fins as the Chinese do and throw the rest

Comment by annonymous
5th April 2009 - 23:13

i do agree with other comment. but then i still find it very sad to see the dead sharks. i feel for them.

Comment by Ivan
22nd April 2009 - 14:43

this is sad.people are cruel.looking at this makes me want to cry

Comment by diana
14th March 2010 - 20:32

wow im so sad i cant believe it this makes me want to cry

Comment by adeeba
24th March 2010 - 7:23

i hate these people who killed them they just su*k hate them i feel like cying

Comment by anonymous
15th April 2010 - 17:10

sharks should NOT be treated like this! we need to put an end to this animal cruilaty! most sharks do us no harm! what would we do if sharks walked up on land!? we would attack them! thats how the sharks feel! we need to tell the public about this. they need to be aware of how cruil some people can be!

Comment by liza
17th April 2010 - 11:41

omg that is sad yet disgusting

Comment by Tyler
7th May 2010 - 12:38

That is gross!

Comment by angela
9th May 2010 - 5:52

Sarks shold not be fished for in any kind of way I feel that this is animal crulety and that they shold STOP this nonsence.All because they are dangores dosent mean humans should hunt for them!!!!!!

Comment by goodman
13th May 2010 - 15:12

why y'all are like "OH this is cruel" ? are you veggie? what do you say to those who kill cows chicken pigs turkey sheep and fish like trout ect TO EAT. you eat turkey on thanksgiving day! OH POOR TURKEY, IT'S SO CRUEL! LOL ... or ah maybe turkey is not a creature!!! what do you say?

Comment by Zahra El Americania
3rd May 2011 - 14:24

Moroccans eat sharks! they don't waste any part of them. if you lived on the verge of desperation as most Moroccans do, maybe you would eat them too. The average Moroccan family probably lives on $5/day. What about a little empathy for your fellow human beings? I just left visiting a family where the 11 yr. old son has a terrible toothache because no dental care is available to most Moroccans. Please take these pictures in context.

Comment by sean
9th May 2011 - 22:34

I completely agree with the fact that this shows some of the problems with commercial shark fishing. For instance did you know that in making the "DELICACY" shark fin soup all that is used of the shark are its fins. After the fins are cut off the rest of the shark is thrown away and left to rot. WHAT A WASTE

Comment by Ifyte4sharks
22nd May 2011 - 18:34

That last comment by "goodman" is ridiculous. No animal is greater than another but I do say this, sharks are becoming extinct and without them oceans will collapse. All around the world their are countries who depend on eating fish, and without the sharks that help maintain the balance of nature by helping reduce animal population in the sea, there will be no fish or food for people to eat. SHARKS MUST BE SAVED!

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