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Deadline to Comment and support the EU Shark Fin Trade Ban

Following shark fin trade bans in Canada, the USA, and the UK, the major source of shark fin exports is currently from the European Union. Europe now accounts for 45% of shark fins entering the Asian markets, according to a recent study by the International Federation of Animal Welfare. Led by Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, France and Italy, EU countries have become the world’s major supplier of the shark fin trade to Asia.

On 11 January 2023, 1.1 million signatures of the European Citizens’ Initiative “Stop Finning – Stop the Trade” were submitted to the European Commission in support of a trade ban on severed fins. Support our colleagues Stop Finning EU, in Europe to urge members of the European Parliament to support banning the trade of shark fin. 

ACT NOW

June 4th 2024 is the final public comment deadline to the eu commission to end the trade of shark fin. Add your voice below. The questions are focused on policy options- selecting option 7 will have the most impact regulating trade.

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Take the EU Commission Survey by clicking below- Options 6 and 7 are the strongest benefit to help restore shark populations, with added benefits to ecosystem health and the health and safety of fishing fleets. Additional benefits include positive impacts ecosystem health, tourism, fleet safety, tracking of trade and public health.

This is a survey of 7 options from do nothing (1) to a complete fin ban (7). Instructions in English on how to sign and navigate the survey are located here https://stop-finning-eu.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Public-Consultation-Guide_English.pdf

Share the #FinBanNow movement to protect endangered sharks through action and on social media. 
Click the link below to send a pre- written, or custom email to Members of the European Parliament Fisheries and Environment Committees.

Learn more at the STOP EU FINNING partner site.

Learn more about shark finning and the Shark Stewards campaign to end the trade of shark fin, shark finning and IUU fishing and save sharks.

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