Join Angling Times' fight to stop cruel shark finning

Angling Times is this week calling on its army of readers to be help save sharks from the cruel and unsustainable practice of shark finning.

Following Channel 4s screening of Gordon Ramsay’s Shark Bait programme – a shock documentary that was part of the national Fish Fight campaign – we’re calling on the nation’s anglers to help stop the mindless slaughter of the shark populations around the world.

Already some top Chinese restaurants in London’s famous Chinatown – sickened by findings from the Channel 4 show - have joined forces with Ramsay and the Shark Trust and are now displaying ‘Shark fin free Zone’ posters.

And Angling Times follows suit by printing an official Angling Times/Shark Trust campaign poster.

To make YOUR mark simply take it to your local Chinese restaurant, and ask them to join the campaign by refusing to use shark fin until the industry is better regulated.

Every poster displayed in the shop window – whether that shop currently uses shark or not - will help spread the message and show we are a nation united behind change.

Trust patron Gordon Ramsay said: “It’s a simple equation. There are shark species that have declined by 90 per cent in ten years and if we don’t start to make a difference now they may not be around by the end of the century. No bowl of soup is worth that. Leave them alone and respect their beauty.”

PLUS if you send us a picture of your poster you can win a prize!

If you get your poster in the window of your local Chinese restaurant, we’ll send you a FREE tackle gift. Just send us a picture of your poster in the window and mail it to the editor at: and include your home address and the address of the restaurant.

Full story and interview in this week’s Angling Times, on sale January 25th.

Click to watch Gordon Ramsey's Shark Bait programme - but beware - it does contain some shocking images.

Global Ocean - a marine conservation chairty - are also running a petition to ban shark finning in Europe. The petition can be found HERE.