Red Alert on Whitetip
Source: The Fiji Times
March 12, 2012
"OVERFISHING is slowly killing off a shark species the people of Beqa are respectful and proud of.
And the danger flag waved by the International Union for Conservation of Nature over the oceanic whitetip sharks has raised the concern and anger of Rukua villagers against foreign and local anglers who disregard pleas to save the sharks.
The people of Rukua are descendants of a traditional fisherman chief who, legend has it, turned into a shark with a white tip when someone angered him by eating food prepared for him and his men following a fishing trip."
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