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killed shark angel

Angel Shark killed
Radio Sintonia:

A man investigated in Fuerteventura as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of fishing a protected species, angelshark or angel shark.

On January 11, 2024, the SEPRONA of Fuerteventura investigated a 37-year-old person for a crime of fishing and capture of a threatened species; specifically, for the fishing of an angelshark shark and causing a perforating injury with active bleeding and dying shortly after, in the municipality of La Oliva (Las Palmas)

Knowledge of the facts

The Civil Guard of the Main Post of Corralejo became aware of the facts on December 31, 2023, which is why the proceedings are transferred to SEPRONA and the appropriate investigation is initiated, as well as taking statements from witnesses that allow the identity of the alleged perpetrator to be known, being a male Italian nationality and resident on the island of Lanzarote.

Development of the facts

The Events occurred on December 31, 2023, when the aforementioned man entered the water with a spearfishing rifle and captured a specimen of angelshark shark, after sticking the harpoon in its head. The Events occurred on the beach of Jablito, La Oliva (Las Palmas) and the specimen of Squatina squatina was transferred to the Wildlife Recovery Center of the Biological Station of La Oliva, presenting a perforating lesion with active hemorrhage and dying shortly after.

It is a protected animal, which is listed as Critically Endangered in the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is also currently included in the List of Wild Species under Special Protection and in the Spanish Catalogue of Threatened Species as "in danger of extinction".

It is worth highlighting the collaboration of SEPRONA of the Civil Guard of Timanfaya (Lanzarote) and citizens present at the site.

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