UK Shark Fin Ban Activists Double Down


Activists advocating for the British Parliament to attain a shark fin import ban are doubling down on their efforts to hang sure lawmakers listen to them.

A petition that would ban the import of shark fins into the UK up to now has garnered better than 100,000 on-line signatures.

The bother is that advocates effort shedding an “Early Day Circulate” if contributors of Parliament haven’t been galvanized to truly fabricate something about it.

Dive alternate stalwart and SITA Board Member Rosemary Lunn is asking on British divers to write to their MP, to abet them to enhance banning the import of shark fins into the UK:

“There used to be a sustained lobbying over decades by the likes of ‘Bite-Succor Shark & Marine Conservation’ and ‘Shark Guardian’ to ban shark fin imports. Bite-Succor has bustle a series of winning campaigns including ‘Hacked Off’ and ‘No Fin To Recount.’ In consequence the charity used to be ready to expose in 2018 that the series of British eating locations serving shark fin soup had reduced by 82%.

“Parliament has been petitioned many times. In the leisure couple of days we maintain got viewed Shark Guardian’s petition successfully hit serious mass – at the time of scripting this, 113,219 of us maintain signed calling for a debate in Parliament. Because over 100,000 maintain signed, this could now be judicious.”

Hitting that signature milestone doesn’t mean it’s time to celebrate, basically basically based completely on Lunn:

“It’s authorized one step within the recede to ban shark fin imports. We now need divers to lobby their local MP to enhance this Early Day Circulate so as that it gains traction. EDM can fail if excessive-profile and senior MPs from all aspects of the house don’t abet it.”

Even as you happen to’re a British citizen, you’re going to receive the take care of of your MP here.

John Liang

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at He first bought the diving bug while in Excessive Faculty in Cairo, Egypt, the build he earned his PADI Originate Water Diver certification within the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, amongst white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Fly of Costa Rica, and other locations including a pool in Las Vegas serving to to interrupt the arena document for the largest underwater press conference.