We welcome the Commission’s recognition of the importance of sharks and their protection. It is understood that the Commission will launch an impact assessment on the environmental, social and economic consequences of a shark fin ban in the European Union by the end of 2023.
StopFinningEU will ensure that the voice of 1.1 million EU citizens is heard and will continue to be at the forefront. StopFinningEU stands with science. Consequently, the impact assessment must cover all relevant sectors and therefore go beyond the interests of the fishing industry.
We are confident that the outcome of the assessment will prove that there is no alternative to a legally binding trade ban! It is now up to the Commission and Parliament to decide whether Europe remains part of the problem or becomes part of the solution.
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