Video shows Gjiko pull struggling shark out of water and pin it down to pose for pictures on Kuredu Island Resort’s beach
Albanian singer-songwriter better referred to as Gjiko has been filmed pulling a struggling shark out of the water on Kuredu Island Resort’s beach and pinning it to the sand in order to be photographed with the distressed fish. He posted the photo to his Instagram feed, currently earning a lot more than 375,000 followers.
The video shared on Facebook by Shafraz “Shaff” Naeem, professional dive instructor from the Maldives, has already drawn 26,000 views, provoking many angry comments.
“We understand your shock at this video, and we can assure you that we, at the resort, were equally as horrified when this first came to light. The shark was released back into the water, however, that does not excuse the shocking behavior and disrespect shown. The guest in question has been blacklisted from the resort indefinitely and we will assist the local authorities should they wish to pursue the matter,” commented Kuredu Island Resort on the viral video’s comments section.
A total ban on shark fishing was imposed in the entire Maldivian waters since March 15, 2010.