The public support to close loopholes in the EU shark finning ban during last year’s European Shark Week (October 15th – 23rd) has been phenomenal. Thanks to the 165,000 people who signed the “Make the Push” petition, we are getting closer to make shark protection in Europe a reality! I am proud to be part of this effort.
The EU Parliament now needs to agree to the Commission’s proposal on the shark finning ban and CITES delegates need to grant trade protection to the most threatened shark species. So let’s keep the pressure on! We’re nearly there …
- Europe backs complete ban on removing sharks’ fins before throwing them back into the sea to die (dailymail.co.uk)
- The Tide is Turning for Sharks (myoceannews.wordpress.com)