03/12/2010 - Despite restrictions on taking the species from European waters, the spiny dogfish is still imported into the UK and other EU countries. Most of the meat in Britain ends up in fish and chips without consumers knowing what they are eating.
But a meeting of 175 countries next week is expected to crack down on trading of the shark meat meaning it will no longer be appearing in the nation's favourite dish.
Matt Rand, coordinator of the Shark Alliance, said around 20,000 tonnes of spiny dogfish - also known as rock salmon - is still eaten in the EU every year. He said most of the meat in Britain ends up in fish and chips, but is labelled as something else.
Read the full article No More Shark in UK Fish and Chips on the Daily Telegraph's Web site.