In pictures: Conserving Madagascar's coast

Difficult times

In some places poison derived from plants is still used, killing all fish including juveniles that have not yet reproduced.

Shark fishermen are facing difficult times as shark numbers in Madagascar's waters have fallen dramatically.

Shark fishermen are travelling increasingly long distances in pursuit of their catch. They are willing to take the risk because shark fins, a popular delicacy in China, attract high prices.

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