A wildlife charity in Cyprus stated that companies were offering tourists to go off the coast of the country and illegally fish for sharks.
Nireas Marine Research stated that companies charge tourists $1,360 (€1,000) to fish for sharks. In videos and photos posted on Facebook, the tourist catches the shark and pulls it on to the boat. Then, using a hammer, the tourist beats the shark to death.
Source: Peter Stevenson, “NGOs say nothing is done to stop illegal shark-fishing,” Cyprus Mail, November 28, 2013.