Another case of illegal fishing of a protected species of elasmobranch has come to our attention after a friend of iSea posted an article of viannitika.gr news site in the group Is it Alien to You? Share it!!!. The article (now removed from the website) included photos of a professional fisher from Crete exhibiting a captured and landed individual of Isurus oxyrinchus (SMA), Shortfin Mako with the title “A scary but … delicious capture”.
The article comes almost after a week after the recent letter of complaint of iSea about the incident of the illegal fishing of a guitarfish at Chios. The incident of Chios taken over by the competent Port Authority which imposed all legal sanctions on the fisher. A new complaint letter sent from iSea at the Heraklion Port Authority which can be found here.