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Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Delhi, August 8  animal welfare Board of India (AWBI) issued a coastal State Fisheries Advisory Thursday urging them to allow fishermen to land sharks with their fins attached to prevent finning.

Shark finning is the practice in which fishermen catch sharks, cut their fins and release them back into the water, where they die a slow and painful death.

"Because shark finning involves female genital organs, the Act of violation and punishable ribbing for the prevention of cruelty of animals Act, 1960," said Secretary of the AWBI Uma Rani.

Taking into account the Advisory humane international society (HSI) in cooperation with the Association of the deep sea going artisanal fishermen also reiterated its appeal to the Ministry of environment and forests ((MoEF 1999).) consider adopting policies naturally attached to the shark's fin island.

"Because it's shark week, AWBI chose a key time to draw the attention of the authorities to this tool for the preservation of relevant shark. We hope that the Central Government should also follow in the footsteps of the AWBI, "said HSI India wildlife campaign manager c. Samyukta.

According to a study conducted by the European Commission, India is the second largest shark catching nation in the world. Fishermen target and catch sharks in India mainly for their meat. However, they also export fins.


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