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These fishermen are drying their catch of shark fins, destined to be sold for the lucrative shark-fin soup market.  High prices in recent years have encouraged finfishing, an extremely wasteful practice that involves discarding sharks' bodies once fins have been removed, often while the animals are still alive, resulting in a slow, miserable death by starvation.  Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Andaman Sea
These fishermen are drying their catch of shark fins, destined to be sold for the lucrative shark-fin soup market. High prices in recent years have encouraged finfishing, an extremely wasteful practice that involves discarding sharks' bodies once fins have been removed, often while the animals are still alive, resulting in a slow, miserable death by starvation. Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Andaman Sea
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