29th May 2023 @ 9:44 am

The person in charge of running excursions to catch stingrays and sharks on Lanzarote has been arrested by the Guardia Civil.

On May 19th, the person in charge of the excursion company was arrested for crimes against wildlife, after they were found to have been organising fishing trips to catch stingrays and sharks.

The investigation began after the Guardia Civil were alerted to a post on social media which advertised a fishing excursion on Lanzarote, in which the company offered the chance to catch protected species.

The company owner had been denounced by environmental protection associations, which showed that numerous sharks and stingrays (some of which are endangered) had been caught and photographed.

Silky sharks, hammerhead sharks, and angel sharks were amongst the catches. Additionally, manta rays, black dogfish, and stingrays were also caught.

The company owner has been arrested and is now awaiting the following legal proceedings.

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