Finning: a crime against sharks!

Sea Shepherd Germany

 

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Fish come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. They are spotted, dotted, striped, transparent, or glow in the dark. They are a few centimeters tall or many meters long like the whale shark, currently the largest fish in the world.

The largest specimen ever measured was 13.7 m long.

Whale sharks have lived on this planet for 60 million years. Under the pressure of global fisheries, whether as by-catch or as a targeted target due to their meat, fins, and liver oil, their survival is under threat.

In July 2016, whale sharks were classified as endangered on the IUCN (World Conservation Union) Red List of Threatened Species.

Nevertheless, the hunt for them continues!

With our campaigns against illegal, unregulated, and undocumented fishing, we prevent the killing of whale sharks and many other sea creatures.

 

Help us to help them! #ForTheOceans

The petition, please sign and share: https://stop-finning.eu/

My comment and Information: Finning is probably the most senseless fishing practice on the world’s oceans.

Eight years ago, on November 22, 2012, the EU Parliament voted to tighten the ban on “shark finning” and to close existing loopholes in the law.

Accordingly, the following is mandatory: EU fishing vessels that catch sharks worldwide, or ships that catch sharks within the EU, must keep the animals’ fins on their bodies.

An exception applies to ships that are allowed to separate the fins if they can demonstrate that they use all parts of the fish. These also require special approval.

Spain and Portugal have usually used this exception for bad business.

The “Baz” case…

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/21/finning-a-crime-against-sharks/

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

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