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FISHERIES Minister Richard Benyon has been swimming with sharks to highlight his desire to tighten the European ban on "finning".

Mr Benyon took the plunge into a tank of sharks at Sealife London Aquarium to launch a Shark Trust initiative calling for support to close loopholes in the EU ban on slicing off shark fins and discarding the bodies at sea.

Richard Benyon Under the ban, Spain and Portugal continue to cut off fins from sharks at sea, and land fins and bodies separately according to an agreed weight ratio which allows fishermen to land far more fins than carcasses, the Shark Trust said.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 9, 2012
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