Fisherman Filmed Cutting Tail Off Shark And Throwing Back In Water

Two crew members of a fishing boat have been fired from their jobs after reportedly sharing footage of themselves cutting off the tail of a shark and throwing it back into the ocean.

The operators of the Icelandic fishing vessel confirmed the men were no longer employed on the boat and condemned their actions after a video of the incident found its way online and has since gone viral. 

The video is pretty graphic and the men can be heard saying, “Good luck trying to swim, you punk,” per a translation. The video also shows the men briefly turning the camera on themselves, showing them laughing during the incident. 

People are calling for their arrest, however, it is unlikely to happen since their actions may not technically violate animal welfare laws in Iceland regarding wild fish.

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