The largest shark smuggling bust in Galapagos history


Sarah Blaskey & Katarina Zimmer for Quartz (August 24th, 2017)


‘Ghost poachers’ are still at large after the biggest shark-smuggling bust in Galapagos history 

It was the biggest shark smuggling bust in the history of the Galapagos. A 3,000-ton ship waltzed right through one of the world’s most heavily protected marine reserves with a haul-load of illegally caught hammerhead sharks. But despite 20 arrests, the poachers are still at large. 

Why, you ask? Check out my investigation with Sarah Blaskey. 

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Image courtesy: Ecuadorian Navy