At one such establishment, Ramsay said, he managed to get away from the people keeping him and his team away. He then hurried up a set of stairs to a rooftop and looked down to discover “thousands and thousands of fins, drying on rooftops as far as the eye could see.”
“When I got back downstairs they tipped a barrel of petrol over me. Then these cars with blacked out windows suddenly appeared from nowhere, trying to block us in. We dived into the car and peeled off,” he recalled.
Later on, the chef and the film crew persuaded a group of fishermen to let them onto one of the fishing boats engaged in the illegal shark fin trade.
“In a quiet moment I dived from the boat to swim with marlin. I swam under the keel and saw this sack tied to it. I opened it and it was full of shark fins. The minute I threw this bag on deck, everyone started screaming and shouting,” Ramsay said.
He explained that, back at the wharf, people pointed rifles at the film crew so they would stop filming. Then, a van filled with suspicious-looking characters made them stand against a wall.”The police came and advised us to leave the country. They said “˜if you set one foot in there, they’ll shoot you’,” he added.
Here’s a graphic video of the process – brutal beyond words:
There are many more YouTube videos for anyone interested in knowing the truth of just one aspect of how we treat the oceans and the life within them.