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  • Shark fin soup . . . yuck!

    The first time I went to Panama, I visited a place called Puerto Mutis on the Pacific coast. In spite of being tiny, the port is one of the most important in the country where many local fishermen unload their daily catch. And, because there was no law regulating shark fisheries, shark fins were a common sight drying along the side of the highway by the hundreds or even thousands. Some of the fins from the baby sharks…