Man’s shocking find inside fish

The fisherman found plastic parts inside the fish's stomach.
The fisherman found plastic parts inside the fish's stomach.

SHOCKING footage of garbage pulled from the stomach of a dead fish highlights the terrifying level of pollution in our oceans.

The horrifying clip was filmed by a fisherman off the coast of Costa Rica, who cut open the fish after hauling it on board his boat.

The fisherman said he believed the fish was unwell and wanted to examine what was causing the mysterious sickness.

Once he had dissected the fish, the worker discovered a terrifying array of man-made objects inside its body.

In the film, you can clearly see plastic lids, a comb and even a lighter being yanked out from the fish's insides.


The creature is believed to be a mahi mahi, better known as the common dolphinfish.

The dolphinfish is highly sought after for both sport fishing and commercial fishing.

Its habitats include the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

The disturbing video comes just days after British Prime Minister Theresa May launched her 25-year environment plan.

Ms May pledged to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within a quarter of a century, partly in a bid to reduce levels of ocean pollution.

In her speech, Ms May said: "In the UK alone, the amount of single-use plastic wasted every year would fill 1000 Royal Albert Halls."

"This plastic is ingested by dozens of species of marine mammals and over 100 species of sea birds, causing immense suffering to individual creatures and degrading vital habitats."

"One in three fish caught in the English Channel contains pieces of plastic."

"To tackle it, we will take action at every stage of the production and consumption of plastic."

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished here with permission.

Topics:  costa rica fishing pollution

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