19 Sep '12, 4pm

Victory! EU one step closer to complete shark finning ban!

Victory! EU one step closer to complete shark finning ban!

Victory! Strict Shark Finning Ban Moves Forward in Europe Posted Wed, Sep 19, 2012 by RProkop to EU , shark finning , shark finning ban , sharks Blue sharks are targeted for their fins. © Karin Leonard/Marine Photobank Today we moved closer to a complete ban on shark finning in the European Union! The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament voted in Brussels today to support a strict ban on shark finning , both in European Union waters and on EU ships worldwide. The European Union contains several major shark fishing nations, responsible for 14% of all reported shark catches worldwide. This new policy would close loopholes in EU’s existing shark finning policy, which allowed some vessels to remove fins at sea. It will have to be approved by the rest of the Parliament before it can go into effect. Shark finning is a cruel and wasteful practice where fishers cut off a...

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