Commissioner Damanaki welcomes Council move on shark finning

19. März 2012

Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomed the support expressed by the EU Ministers at today's Council, for the Commission proposal on shark finning.

At the margin of the Council meeting, Commissioner Damanaki said "It is important that we close the loopholes in EU legislation:



EU Shark Finning Regulation Debated in European Parliament

01. März 2012

Shark Alliance representatives were on hand this week as the European Parliament Fisheries Committee considered and debated for the first time the European Commission’s proposal to close major loopholes in the EU ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea).



Shark Alliance joins Italian MEP in urging European Parliament to support closing the loopholes in EU ban on shark finning

29. Februar 2012

Today, as part of the European Parliament’s considerations of the European Commission’s proposal to strengthen the EU ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea), Mr. Andrea Zanoni, Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and MEP of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, introduces a report that reinforces the Commission’s legislative proposal to end all shark fin removal on board vessels by requiring that sharks be landed with their fins still naturally attached. Such a requirement is increasingly accepted as the simplest, most reliable way of preventing shark finning.



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