UK announces stronger controls on shark finning
Shark finning regulations were strengthened by new permit controls announced today by Fisheries Minister Huw Irranca-Davies.
Special fishing permits for English, Welsh and Northern Irish registered fishing boats allowing the removal of shark fins at sea are to be stopped. Scotland will simultaneously be announcing plans to cease issuing permits to their fleet. Any sharks caught by UK registered vessels will now have to be landed with the fin attached. Source: Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra, UK).http://www.pretoma.org/uk-announces-stronger-controls-on-shark-finning/News