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April 14, 2014

Bahrain Sawfish Tragedy

Dateline: 14th April 2014.

It was with huge sadness that the Society learnt that last week an adult Green Sawfish had been caught in nets between Bahrain and Qatar, had not been released, and had ended up dead in Bahrain's market with its fins and rostrum cut off. Two years ago the government of Bahrain passed a law protecting these endangered creatures in Bahrain's waters, and it is to be regretted that incidents such as this are still going on. The Society will be making representations to the government of Bahrain and asks all Friends, Registered Supporters, and followers to e-mail the government of Bahrain to protest. SCS will post the e-mail address in this news section in the next few days.

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