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Seized shark fins dumped in Pacific ceremony

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The Marshall Islands symbolically disposed of confiscated shark fins at sea Tuesday in a ceremony witnessed by regional leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). 

Illustration: Confiscated shark fins were symbolically disposed of at sea in a ceremony witnessed by regional leaders.

The gesture underscored the progress made towards protecting the marine predators since the Marshalls declared a two million square kilometre (770,000 square mile) shark sanctuary in 2011, Angelo Villagomez from the US-based Pew Charitable Trusts said.

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