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GRAPHIC WARNING: Endangered Shark Killed, Dumped At Stockton

NSW Fisheries are investigating..

GRAPHIC WARNING: Endangered Shark Killed, Dumped At Stockton Brendan Munday

A protected grey nurse shark has been killed and dumped on the Stockton breakwall.

The 1.8 metre shark's fins had all been cut off.

The gruesome discovery was made at around 7:30am Thursday.

NSW Fisheries have removed the carcass and will carry out an autopsy.

It's understood a fisherman was caught red-handed by officers on the breakwall, with a bag full of shark fins.

Grey nurse sharks are critically endangered, with about 1000 individuals thought to remain along Australia's east coast.

$2,500 on the spot fines apply for harming, buying, selling or possessing a grey nurse shark with maximum penalties of $220,000.

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