Spain ranks second in the world when it comes to shark fishing, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Only Indonesia catches more sharks. Fusion's Nicolas Ibargüen traveled to the Port of Vigo, in the north of Spain, the main center for the export of shark fins to Asia. While other countries across the world, like the Bahamas and Palau have banned or limited shark fishing, the European Union has a long way to go until it's shark fishing industry is sustainable.
Nicolás Ibargüen is an environmentalist and director of the Planet Initiative of the Americas Business Council Foundation, an organization that supports innovative social and environmental impact projects.
He is the environmental Correspondent for Fusion and Univision.
Nicolás organizes expeditions and events with world leaders to raise awareness about our relationship with the planet. He produced the award-winning documentary “Amazon Gold” and he is a board member of NRDC’s Voces Verdes and the Humane Society International. He was the Editor and Publisher of Poder Magazine.
Lara is a digital producer specializing in investigative environmental documentaries both domestic and abroad. She is also interested in in-depth political, cultural, human interest and justice stories.