On World Oceans Day: Life in Donsol and Pilar, Sorsogon

Photo | June 8, 2013

Thresher shark meat being sold at the local market in Donsol. While whale sharks are protected in the Philippines, Thresher sharks are only protected in certain areas. In Donsol it is legal to hunt these beautiful sharks who bring in big tourist dollars in Malapascau, here it's the fins that are valuable to the chinese shark finning trade. The meat is sold relatively cheap locally and is used in many different dishes.