Report | September, 2009
Hunted for Fins: How EU Fleets Target Threatened Sharks – without management – in the World’s Oceans
The European Union includes some of the most important shark fishing nations in the world. In 2005, EU countries caught nearly 100,000 metric tons of elasmobranches (including sharks, rays and sawfish). Spain took the largest share at around 39 percent of the EU total, followed by France (22 percent), Portugal (16 percent) and the UK (11 percent).