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  • In December 2012, I followed a friend to Lombok, Indonesia, to help on a shark conservation project. We visited one of the local fish markets during the trip. I'm all for sustainable, small-scale, local fishing. But, I was still shocked to see many juvenile sharks caught. Probably indicative that the level of fishing is not sustainable. It's also the first time that I had seen so many sharks in my life. The irony is, they are all dead. All kind of surreal. The smell of the fish market lingered in my clothes like the smell of death.
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