20111114 INTERNATIONAL WATERS (HIGH SEAS POCKET No2)

Photo | 16 November, 2011

A fisherman holds up a frozen oceanic white tip shark minus its dorsal fin, taken from the freezer of the Taiwanese longline fishing vessel 'Ming Maan Shyang No20' as seen in international waters high seas pocket No2, 14 November 2011. Even though it has been hunted for its lucrative shark fin, according to the United Nations (UN) International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of threatened species, the oceanic white tip shark is listed as 'vulnerable'. Greenpeace is in the Western and Central Pacific ocean on the 'Defending Our Pacific' expedition to campaign for the establishment of a network of marine reserves and an end to overfishing.

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