The European Commission’s Fisheries dept is now seeking a public consultation whether to completely ban shark finning in the EU. Regulations now basically banned finning, but a loophole allowed by the EC by issuing special permits to allow fishermen to remove fins. There is now a movement within the IUCN which is calling for the EC to stop all permits and close off the loophole entirely. The EC Fisheries has started an online consultation for EU citizens to gauge the popularity of banning finning entirely. So to all the EU citizens who remotely care about sharks, get your family, friends (facebook, myspace, twitter etc etc) out there to write in to support this move!!!