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Fisherman talks conservation after eagle ray carcass find

A fisherman’s grisly find goes viral. Images of a mutilated eagle ray carcass caused shock and outrage on social media.

Under the National Conservation Law, all shark and ray species are protected in Cayman’s waters, but unfortunately, as the photographic evidence shows, poaching persists. The find has some calling for better enforcement of our marine laws.

Fisherman Joel Jefferson, who found the eagle ray last week just off shore in East End, joined Cayman 27’s Janelle Mutttoo to discuss.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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