Illegally Caught Sharks in Indian Ocean

Photo | 8 January, 2013

A crew member aboard an illegal Sri Lankan fishing boat, the IMUL-A-0352KLT, is pictured next to dozens of sharks, including thresher sharks, a protected species in this region, Chagos, Indian Ocean. Greenpeace found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing. Greenpeace is currently transiting from Mauritius to the Maldives as part of its Indian Ocean expedition and found in total three fishing boats deep within the Chagos marine protected area, established by the UK government in 2010.10/24/2012