Honduras lures tourists by saving sharks

Ban on shark fishing, an industry that kills 73 million sharks each year, boosts country’s economy.

Honduras shark fishing

Wildlife groups say 73 million sharks are killed every year, primarily for their fins, which are considered a delicacy by some cultures.

To combat the widespread killing, the Honduran government recently joined a list of countries that have made shark fishing illegal.

So far, the ban has proved not only good for the survival of the fish, but also for the country’s economy.

Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Roatan, Honduras.

Source: Al Jazeera