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Stretching for miles across the horizon, a vast armada of Chinese fishing boats trawl the pristine waters close to the Galapagos Islands.

Ostensibly fishing squid, the real target for the 265-strong fleet are sharks to serve the appetite for expensive fin soup, costing up to £350 a bowl, sold in markets across China and Hong Kong.

Night and day, the vessels – many the size of a football pitch – ransack the seabed, scooping up not only whale and hammerhead sharks but other species including turtles and birds.

(Excerpt) Read more at:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8584325/Chinas-300-mile-fishing-fleet-decimating-endangered-species-scientists-warn.html

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