Here is an update on Nakawe team member Michelle Edwards @michelle.sea.chelle who was in Costa Rica helping to process confiscated shark fins. "I didn't know how it would feel to hold shark fins until I was holding them. I haven't fully processed this experience and so I don't know that I can yet explain how it feels... but to put it in perspective, in this photo I am holding the limbs and all that is left of one of the most incredible creatures on the planet. Except, not "one." In just this photo, Sebastian and I are holding the remains of two sharks each and there were hundreds of fins involved in this one confiscation alone. One hundred million sharks are slaughtered every year. And this is the reason. If we look at this in terms of human population, it would be like losing entire countries of people every year. Shark populations cannot sustain these losses and neither can our oceans.
I am incredibly grateful for the past month and a half and all that I have learned here in Costa Rica and I'm excited to continue on this path so that I can hopefully learn enough to help make a difference for sharks. 🙏🦈 I will be blogging about what I did here, so stay posted: www.nakaweproject.org 💙" #GameOverFishing #sharkfins #Consevation #veritas #SharkConservation @uveritascr @nakawe_costarica