Oceana calls for urgent measures to be taken to halt this illegal and highly damaging fishing method and welcomes the intervention by the UK Fisheries Minister urging his European colleagues to take action.
Many sharks and other elasmobranches are threatened by extinction. The inclusion of two of these species in CITES is necessary to ensure their sustainable future.
Las flotas europeas capturan especies amenazadas de tiburones en todo el mundo, casi sin ningún tipo de control.
Last Monday morning a fleet of French fishing boats attacked the Oceana Ranger research vessel for filming their illegal activities.
The Oceana Ranger catamaran was surrounded and immobilized by seven French fishing boats, who demanded the cameras with which their driftnetting activities had been photographed.
In 2007, Oceana continues to document the use of driftnets by French vessels, five years after they were banned, and asks the President to ensure the ban becomes effective.
London: A new scientific report published today (17th May) concludes that the EU ban on shark finning -- slicing off a...