ISSF_CommitmentsAndMeasures_v2-3_23 3.1(b)   Prohibition of Transactions with Shark-Finning Vessels Processors, traders, importers, transporters and others involved in the seafood industry shall not conduct transactions with vessels that carry out shark finning.
Gear Type: All Adopted: January 23, 2012
Amended: October 20, 2015
Effective: September 1, 2012
For the purpose of determining if a vessel is conducting shark finning, processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry will rely upon the publicly available conclusions of investigations conducted by the RFMOs or national governments. After a period of 2 years from the date of the conclusion of the investigation, processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry can resume transactions with those vessels identified above, provided the vessels are not involved in further incidents.