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Swordfish is stoned to death by laughing beachgoers who grab it by the tail on Greece holiday island

  • Shocking footage shows holidaymakers throwing object at creature in Evia
  • Bathers at beach in Chalkida initially thought that the swordfish was a shark
  • Swordfish numbers are depleting as they have been overfished for decades 

A swordfish was stoned to death by laughing beachgoers who grabbed it by the tail on a Greek holiday island.

Shocking footage shows holidaymakers throwing objects at the creature which had swum into the shallows off the coast of Evia.

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Bathers at the beach in Chalkida had initially believed the swordfish was a shark and ran out of the water, reports Greek Reporter.

A swordfish was stoned to death by laughing beachgoers who grabbed it by the tail on a Greek holiday island

A swordfish was stoned to death by laughing beachgoers who grabbed it by the tail on a Greek holiday island

The distressed animal tried to swim away but was attacked by people watching its attempted escape from a pier

In the clip, dozens of people can be seen watching the group of men chasing after the swordfish but doing nothing to stop what is going on

The distressed animal tried to swim away but was attacked by people watching its attempted escape from a pier. In the clip, dozens of people can be seen watching the group of men chasing after the swordfish but doing nothing to stop what is going on

The distressed animal tried to swim away but was attacked by people watching its attempted escape from a pier. 

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In the clip, dozens of people can be seen watching the group of men chasing after the swordfish but doing nothing to stop what is going on.

Swordfish are found across the world in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans as well as in the Mediterranean sea.

As they are extremely popular in seafood dishes, they have been overfished for decades.

According to a WWF report, fishermen are catching twice the level of sustainable fish, and too many juvenile swordfish who have not yet reproduced.   

Evia is the second largest Greek island and is a popular summer holiday destination.  

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