Commissioner Damanaki hails European Parliament's support for Commission proposal to ban shark finning

The European Parliament has today supported by an overwhelming majority the Commission's proposal to ban the practice of shark finning.

Commissioner Damanaki has hailed the result of the vote saying:

"I welcome Parliament's decision to follow the Commission's proposal to close the loopholes in our current rules. I am now looking forward to a swift agreement between Parliament and Council on a real ban to shark finning, without any derogations".

Read more and comment on Maria Damanaki's blog: "A Real Ban on Shark Finning"

Last update: 17/04/2013 |  Top