3.1(c) Prohibition of Transactions with Companies without a Public Policy Prohibiting Shark Finning

Effective

  • September 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
  • Effective July 1, 2023

    The April 6, 2022, amendment added a proof of implementation of the public policy requirement.

    This change is effective July 1, 2023, for purse-seine vessels and December 31, 2023, for longline vessels.

    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 1, 2023
  • Effective December 31, 2023

    The April 6, 2022, amendment added a proof of implementation of the public policy requirement.

    This change is effective July 1, 2023, for purse-seine vessels and December 31, 2023, for longline vessels.

    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, 2023

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
  • Amended April 6, 2022

    The April 6, 2022, amendment added a proof of implementation of the public policy requirement.

    This change is effective July 1, 2023, for purse-seine vessels and December 31, 2023, for longline vessels.

    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.

    April 6, 2022
This measure also applies to the PVR

1. Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall not conduct transactions with companies that do not have a public policy prohibiting shark finning and requiring sharks be landed with fins naturally attached, if retained. For the purposes of this measure a policy is “public” if it is published on the company’s website or is otherwise available to the general public.

2. As of 1 July 2023, proof of implementation of the public policy in paragraph 1 shall be required for purse seine vessels.

3. As of 31 December 2023, proof of implementation of the public policy in paragraph 1 shall be required for all other gear types, including longline vessels.

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