The second largest airline carrier in the Philippines, Cebu Pacific, has become the latest airline to ban shipping shark fins on their flights. The move was seen as a major win for conservationists, who praised the airline.
"Cebu Pacific values biodiversity and marine life sustainability. We are banning shark fin carriage effective immediately as we learned that unsustainable shark fishing and our carriage of shark fin is not aligned with Cebu Pacific position on sustainable development," Jorenz Tañada, Cebu Pacific vice president for Corporate Affairs, said in a statement.
Cebu Pacific is the 23rd airline to do so -- following other like Philippines Airlines, which stopped shipping fins in April, and Singapore Airlines, which followed suit in June. Here's a guide, compiled by Wildlife Risk, of shark-friendly airlines (now plus Cebu):