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Stop Finning – Stop the trade (EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE - Please give your support)

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by Ripley, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Ripley

    Ripley DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Belgium
    Although the removal of fins on board of EU vessels and in EU waters is prohibited and sharks must be landed with their fins naturally attached, the EU is among the biggest exporters of fins and a major transit hub for the global fin trade.
    EU is a major player in the exploitation of sharks and as inspections at sea are scarce fins are still illegally retained, transshipped, or landed in EU. We aim to end the trade of fins in the EU including the import, export and transit of fins other than if naturally attached to the animal’s body. As finning prevents effective shark conservation measures, we request to extend REGULATION (EU) No 605/2013 also to the trade of fins and therefore ask the commission to develop a new regulation, extending “fins naturally attached” to all trading of sharks and rays in the EU.
    Web address of this initiative in the European Commission's register
    Website of this initiative (if any):

    Please give your support if you can.
    Thank you.

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