Stop Finning EU

Hohenzollernstrasse 12, 83022 Rosenheim, Germany

Region Active:

Europe

Non-profit

Activity

Sharks, Finning, Shark fin trade

Description

An official EU Citizens Initiative aiming to end shark fin trade in Europe. According to the website, although the removal of fins on board of EU vessels and in EU waters is prohibited and sharks must be landed with their fins naturally attached, it has not stopped and the EU is among the biggest exporters of fins. In January 2022 the campaign to end the shark fin trade across the European Union (EU) successfully reached and exceeded the required 1,000,000 statements of support from EU citizens and the minimum supporting thresholds from at least seven member states. The website provides information and statistics on the extent of the trade in the region