Endangered Thresher Shark spotted in Tagbilaran City fish market

In a Facebook post early this morning, photos of a dead Thresher Shark, being sold inside Dao market beside ICM mall in Tagbilaran City, Bohol shocked netizens.
Thresher Shark spotted in Tagbilaran City fish market
Thresher Shark spotted in Tagbilaran City fish market (Holger W. Horn)
Thresher Shark spotted in Tagbilaran City fish market
Thresher Shark spotted in Tagbilaran City fish market (Holger W. Horn)
Thresher Shark spotted in Tagbilaran City fish market
Thresher Shark spotted in Tagbilaran City fish market (Holger W. Horn)
"Basically all sharks are on the endangered species list and this Thresher Shark is no difference [exception].", wrote Holger W. Horn in his social media post on Monday.

Thresher sharks, which are usually found in Malapascua island, Cebu are considered as eco-tourism attractions to divers, underwater photographers, and scientists both local and abroad. (The Law of Nature Foundation Proposal)

Several bills aimed at protecting the like of the said animal specie are actually on the legislation table.

SEE:
1. Save Philippine Seas (Shark Protection)

2. A House Bill 5412 (Shark's Fin Bill) filed by Rep. Fatima Aliah Q. Dimaporo (Province of Lanao del Norte) in Congress on October 12, 2011.

Meanwhile, based on the available news materials we have culled, Cebu city, a regional capital lying in the west of Bohol, was in fact, urged to protect sharks.

It was enjoined to "strengthen enforcement of the ban on illegal trade of marine species.", Cebu News Daily wrote.

The province has an ordinance "banning the catching and trading of all species of sharks and rays..", but the "sale of these continues in the Pasil fish market.", the news added.

Thresher shark species have been listed as among the "vulnerable to extinction" by the World Conservation Union since 2007 (IUCN).

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