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Photo of baby sharks sold in Cebu market prompts inspections

Authorities in Cebu inspected some markets in Cebu City Tuesday after a photo of baby sharks being sold in a public market went online.
The Office of City Markets held the inspections before dawn but did not find baby sharks being sold, GMA Cebu's Nikko Sereno reported.
On Monday, a photo of baby sharks being sold was posted on the Facebook account of Mike Acebedo Lopez.
Lopez indicated the baby sharks were being sold at P120 a kilo.
"Isn't this supposed to be illegal? Tsk, tsk. Someone please forward this to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources," Lopez said.
Greenpeace theorized the sharks were blacktailed reef sharks.
Market administrator Raquel Arce said they are not discounting the possibility the sharks could be mixed with other fish.
Despite this, the monitoring will continue to prevent the sale of baby sharks and pawikan (sea turtles) in markets.
They are also keeping tabs on stalls and vendors reportedly selling shark and pawikan meat.  — Joel Locsin/ELR, GMA News