Despite being illegal in Australia, sharks are still being caught and having their fins removed before being dumped into the ocean to slowly die.
Inconsistent laws between the Commonwealth States and Territories are undermining efforts to end shark finning.
Shark finning is driven by high prices, which sees the products worth up to 700 times as much as shark meat.
The Greens will introduce consistent laws and implement bans on the possession & sale of imported shark fin in Australia. We'd also evaluate the necessity of a moratorium on shark fishing in Commonwealth waters and an export ban, if these other measures prove to be ineffective.
Australians oppose animal cruelty and the Greens can be relied upon to protect our endangered species.