Large shipment of shark fins seized by authorities

A large amount of shark fins being illegally exported out of the country have been seized by authorities.

Aviation Security Command said its Cargo Screening Unit seized 426 kg of shark fins which were concealed in a shipment declared as salt fish. The 21 boxes have now been handed over to the relevant authorities, said Aviation Security Command.

Fishing and harming sharks are prohibited under the Maldivian law. Sharks are a protected species in the Maldives.