Shark fishing in Japan – a messy, blood-spattered business

Kesennuma accounts for 90% of the country’s shark fin trade, which some claim amounts to ‚the genocide of a species‘

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Shark fishing in Kesennuma, Japan – in pictures

Photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert travelled to Kesennuma, a fishing town on Japan’s north-east Pacific coast, to photograph the shark fishing industry. The blue sharks that comprise 80% of the shark catch at Kesennuma are listed as ’near threatened‘ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature


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