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Closing the Loopholes on Shark Finning

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  • January 22, 2012
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Fetching up to 500 Euros a kilo when dried, shark fins are rich pickings for fishermen. Most shark fins end up in Asia where shark fin soup is a traditional delicacy and status symbol. With shark fins fetching such a high price, and with the rest of the shark being so much less valuable, many fishermen have taken to ‘finning’ the sharks they catch to save room on their boats for the bodies of more commercially important fish.
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Shark Fins in Europe – Implications for reforming the EU finning ban

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  • November 3, 2010
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This study on EU shark fin catching, processing and trade practices, and their global significance, was undertaken to contribute to the debate on strengthening the EU Finning Regulation. It is widely acknowledged that effective fisheries management is urgently needed if shark populations are to recover and sustainable levels of exploitation are to be achieved. however,
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Shark Fins in Europe – summary report

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  • November 3, 2010
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This report summarises the expert study on EU shark fin catching, processing and trade practices, and their global significance. It was undertaken to contribute to the debate on strengthening the EU Finning Regulation. Sharks are captured worldwide in targeted fisheries for their meat, fins, liver and oil, and are an important by-product of many “mixed”
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