Many of you who have seen Sharkwater probably remember the massive operation that they discovered in Costa Rica. Well Gordon Ramsay, of Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen fame, has joined the fight against shark finning in his new show Gordon’s Shark Bait.
“It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, completely unregulated. We traced some of the biggest culprits to Costa Rica. These gangs operate from places like forts, with barbed wire and gun towers.
“At one point, I managed to shake off the people keeping us away, ran up some stairs to a rooftop and looked down to see thousands of fins, drying on rooftops as far as the eye could see. When I got back downstairs, they tipped a barrel of petrol over me.”
“Back at the wharf, there were people pointing rifles at us to stop us filming. A van pulled up and these seedy characters made us stand against a wall. The police came and advised us to leave the country. They said, ‘If you set one foot in there, they’ll shoot you.’”
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