Trade and sale of shark fins are banned in many countries. Shark finning on board is banned in the EU, USA and several other nations.It's a cruel fishing practice leading some shark species to extinction.
Shark fin soup. (Photo: Chensiyuan CC BY-SA 3.0)
“This is a major achievement for Friend of the Sea” explains Paolo Bray, Founder and Director at Friend of the Sea “Hopefully this will impact hard the shark fins market and trade as it will greatly reduce global online shark fin soups sales. We appreciate the immediate reaction to our petition shown by Just Eat. We have contacted other major food delivery companies and expect to receive soon their formal engagement not to sell shark fins.”
Paolo Bray. (Photo: Friend of the Sea)
About Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea (FOS) is an international certification scheme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. in 10 years, around 900 companies in 100 countries have relied on FOS to assess the sustainable origin of their seafood. Audits are based on the best up-to-date data and run by accredited independent certification bodies. FOS also supports projects of presevation and protection of the environment and marine habitats. Moreover, it is constantly engaged in awareness campaigns to make more and more people conscious of the importance of consuming only certified sustainable seafood.