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EU now bans fin removal on boats

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The EU has finally removed the final derogation permits that allows EU permit holder boats to fin sharks on board (but still land the fish entirely). With this ban, the entire shark must be landed whole. Predictably, Portugal and Spain are not happy.

 

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/agricult/137392.pdf

 

Here is the Portuguese and Spanish statement on the issue:

http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/13/st09/st09692-re01ad01re01.en13.pdf

 

 

This is better late than never!

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