Title

What Will Come of Peru Jailing Shark Fin Traffickers for First Time?

Date of Publication

2022 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

IUU Fishing, IUU Fishing, China, Peru, shark, mining, prosecution

Description

Peru has convicted shark fin traffickers for the first time in its history but more is needed to make a dent in this prolific illegal industry. On February 9, a court in the western town of Santa sentenced two people to four and a half years in prison for the attempted 2018 sale of a load of 1,800 kilograms of shark fins. In mid-March 2018, environmental prosecutors stopped a truck traveling from Tumbes, a city on Peru’s northern Pacific coast, to the capital Lima. The truck held 51 bags of wrapped shark fins. A subsequent investigation found the fins were to be illegally sold by Jorge Roldan Angulo Sánchez, deputy manager of a seafood company, to a buyer, identified as Poly Diks Pinto Gonzáles, for the sum of $18,000. The fins were then set to be exported as legal animal product to Hong Kong.

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What Will Come of Peru Jailing Shark Fin Traffickers for First Time?

Peru has convicted shark fin traffickers for the first time in its history but more is needed to make a dent in this prolific illegal industry. On February 9, a court in the western town of Santa sentenced two people to four and a half years in prison for the attempted 2018 sale of a load of 1,800 kilograms of shark fins. In mid-March 2018, environmental prosecutors stopped a truck traveling from Tumbes, a city on Peru’s northern Pacific coast, to the capital Lima. The truck held 51 bags of wrapped shark fins. A subsequent investigation found the fins were to be illegally sold by Jorge Roldan Angulo Sánchez, deputy manager of a seafood company, to a buyer, identified as Poly Diks Pinto Gonzáles, for the sum of $18,000. The fins were then set to be exported as legal animal product to Hong Kong.