Effective

  • June 1, 2012
  • Effective December 31, 2022

    The July 27, 2021 amendment added a fins naturally attached requirement.

    This change is effective December 31, 2022 for all gear types.

    The text of the measure that you see on this page is current and complete. For details on how participating companies will be audited on this measure, see the audit protocol.
    December 31, 2022

Adopted

  • January 23, 2012

Amended

  • October 20, 2015
  • Amended July 27, 2021

    The July 27, 2021 amendment added a fins naturally attached requirement.

    This change is effective December 31, 2022 for all gear types.

    The text of the measure that you see on this page is current and complete. For details on how participating companies will be audited on this measure, see the audit protocol.
    July 27, 2021
This measure also applies to the PVR

In light of the difficulties in enforcement and accurate data collection, all ISSF Participating Companies shall establish and publish policies prohibiting shark finning and requiring sharks be landed with fins naturally attached, if retained. “Publish” for the purpose of this measure includes posting the policy on the company’s public website.

In the event a Participating Company does not have a public website, the Participating Company shall make its policy otherwise available to the general public.

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