18 September 2016

FAO: The Shark Fin Soup

In the Seychelles, sharks are considered prone to over-exploitation and population collapse due to their life history characteristics. As highlighted in the Seychelles NPOA Shark 2007, the shark stocks of Seychelles, like many around the world in recent years, have been the subject of concerns to the sustainability of current exploitation. The practice of “finning” in the past was common. But today, shark finning has been shown as a non-sustainable practice. Today, this practice is almost completely abandoned on board. However, Seychellois think that efforts should continue. Seychelles authorities approached SmartFish programme for a support to develop awareness raising on the national situation in Seychelles, where there is still a danger that coastal sharks species that are targeted for finning.

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