According to reports in the national press, China is a true commercial partner, very giving and interested in mutual socio-economic development .  Stadiums, police cars, cash donations, are happening every day.  However, when it comes to marine conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, it has been a formidable adversary.  China fiercely opposed the successful efforts of Costa Rica ot protect hammerhead sharks from international commerce through the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), and recently filed a “reserve” to keep from abiding by the measures.  China should collaborate with Costa Rica to guarantee the implementation of CITES, instead of perpetuating overfishing, shark finning, and extinction, with the socio-economic consequences that brings.

Hammerhead sharks are preferred for shark finning

Hammerhead sharks are preferred for shark finning

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