About: shark finning

The EU and mako sharks: From sinner to saviour?

The EU should match its rhetoric on sustainable fisheries by leading global efforts to preserve mako sharks, argues Staci McLennan.

Illegal ‘shark finning’ under the European flag

EU legislation prohibits so-called "shark finning", the separation of shark fins with subsequent disposal of the animal in the sea. Nevertheless, ships sailing under the European flag in African waters violate these laws – and have little to fear from the EU. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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