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European Shark Week opens with call to “Make the PUSH” to protect Europe’s sharks

The Shark Alliance, a coalition of more than 100 conservation, scientific and recreational organisations, has been launching the fifth annual European Shark Week today by calling on European Union (EU) fisheries ministers to protect sharks from overexploitation and finning – the wasteful practice of slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea.

For five years, the Shark Alliance, EU fisheries and environment officials, and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have been discussing the need to better protect sharks. Two years ago, EU Fisheries Ministers endorsed a sound EU Shark Action Plan that led to significant strides toward conservation of these exceptionally vulnerable species. Yet, there is unfinished business:

For more detail, please visit the Shark Alliance webpage:

http://www.sharkalliance.org

We have collected more than 200 Norwegian signatures so far! And the petition is still ongoing, so “Make the PUSH” to protect Europe’s sharks and sign the online petition!

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