Gordon Ramsay Attacked, Costa Rica, Shark Defining 100,000,000 Sharks have their fins cut off and are thrown back into the sea, alive, every year and die.

Chef Gordon Ramsay was doused in petrol and threatened at gun point while filming a TV program about Shark Defining.

Gordon Ramsay was in Costa Rica filming about the illegal trade in shark fins. Gordon Ramsay said, "that shark fins is a multi-billion dollar industry and completely unregulated". We traced some of the biggest culprits to Costa Rica. The day before we got there a Taiwanese crew landed a haul of Hammerhead sharks. Police searched the boat and found bails of cocaine.

These gangs operate from places that are like forts, with barbed wire perimeters and gun towers.

Imagine the pain all these sharks have had to go through removing their fins.

Gordon Ramsay says, "I managed to shake off the people who were keeping us away, I ran up some stairs to a rooftop and looked down to see thousands and thousands of fins drying on rooftops as far as the eye could see."

Gordon Ramsay says, "when I got back down stairs, the gangsters tipped a barrel of petrol over me." Suddenly there were cars with blacked out windows appearing from nowhere, they were trying to block us in. We decided to immediately dive into our car and clear off.

Later on in the trip myself and the film crew managed to talk our way onto one of the fishing boats involved in the illegal shark fin trade.

Gordon Ramsay said, in a quite moment, I dived from the boat to swim with the fish Marlin. I swam under the keel of the boat and saw this sack tied to it. I opened the sack and it was full of illegal shark fins. The minute I through this back on deck everyone started screaming and shouting.

When I got back to the wharf, there was lots of people pointing rifles at us trying to stop us filming. Suddenly a van pulled up and one of these seedy characters made us stand against a wall. We heard the police cars and the police came over to us and advised us to leave the country immediately. The police said, "if you set one foot wrong, they could shoot you."

Despite a governmental crack down, Costa Rica's trade in shark fins is thought to be one of the most lucrative in the world and is controlled by the Taiwanese and Indonesian mafia. One port in Costa Rica alone, is thought to receive, three ship loads of the illegal shark fins every week and globally, the trade is worth in access of a billion a year. A single pound of shark fin, can sell for more than £150. Approximately 100 million sharks and probably more are killed for their fins every year, their live bodies are then thrown back into the sea to slowly drown and die an agonizing death.

Costa Rica is no longer romantic and the nation of great tasting coffee, it now seems to be a nation of ecological destruction, corruption, shark killers and rain forest destroyers and one of the most destructive nations on earth. Shark finning activities goes on in the port of Puntarenas, where it is also controlled by a type of underworld. The cruelly killed sharks fins are to be seen drying out on many rooftops of buildings.

Sharks are disappearing from our oceans fast. Last year over 100 million sharks were killed, just for their fins for tasteless shark fin soup (shark fin soup gets its taste from add on's).

Around the Cocos Island, there is virtually no sharks and now more dangerous predators have moved in, one being the giant squid, which will eat its own kind and kill humans. One of the sharks main food is squid, kill the sharks and the Eco-system is seriously affected.

Killing off our endangered sea mammals seriously affects the workings of nature. Kill off the Eco-system and you will slowly kill off the human species.

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