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Consultation on the amendment of Council Regulation (EC) 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels

Public consultation

In 2010, the European Commission launched  a public consultation to get views from stakeholders and the general public on all relevant aspects of fisheries catching sharks, to determine how Council Regulation 1185/2003 should be amended in order to ensure that the finning ban is fully enforced.

The consultation closed on 21 February 2011.

View the consultation document

Consultation document pdf - 64 KB [64 KB]  

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Roadmap pdf - 57 KB [57 KB]

Number of responses received to this consultation

5 015

Results of consultation

REGULATION (EU) No 605/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 June 2013 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels