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Shark fin find ‘a local matter’

Wednesday 4 June 2014 | Published in Environment

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Shark fin find ‘a local matter’
Pictured here is the Lu Rong Yuan Yu 199, the Chinese-flagged longliner that is believed to have broken Cook Islands laws by sailing through the nation's EEZ with shark fins onboard. 14053008

Any pursuit of fines or punitive action against a Chinese fishing vessel found with shark fins in Cook Islands waters should be dealt with according to domestic laws, says an official with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

Any pursuit of fines or punitive action against a Chinese fishing vessel found with shark fins in Cook Islands waters should be dealt with according to domestic laws, says an official with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).


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