Once again, Incopesca shows its commitment to protect the interests of foreign shark finning fleets, at any cost.  According to statements by Luis Dobles, President of Incopesca, last

September 4th in this newspaper (pg 16), the Belize flagged Tawianese vessel Wai Jai Men 89, admitted that about 5% to 10% of its cargo of 20,000 kilos of shark meat did not have the carcasses, which is about 1000 to 2000 kilos of fins, because the sharks had been used for bait or had been eaten by the crew.  What did Incopesca do about it?  Allow the landing of the legal products, so as to not affect the interests of this shark finning businessman, but not allow the landing of separated fins, illegal under Costa Rican law.  Now, most certainly, these fins will be landed in Nicaragua, where they will be imported back into Costa Rica by land, authorized by Incopesca under Technical Note 68, Authorization for the Importation, Exportation, and Traffic of Sharks and Shark Fins.  Why isn’t this foreign vessel punished for shark finning?  ¿Friends too powerful?

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    Once again, Incopesca shows its commitment to protect the interests of foreign shark finning fleets, at any cost.  According to statements by Luis Dobles, President of Incopesca, last September 4th in this newspaper (pg 16), the Belize flagged Tawianese vessel Wai Jai Men 89, admitted that about 5% to 10%...