European Shark Week is a global, not-for-profit coalition of non-governmental organizations dedicated to restoring and conserving shark populations by improving shark conservation policies.
European Shark Week is focused on securing the following:
Shark fishing limits in line with scientific advice and the precautionary approach, including stronger policies to prevent shark finning;
Safeguards and conservation guidance for sharks through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES);
A United Nations Resolution that includes ambitious timelines for implementation of the International Plan of Action for Sharks and lays out consequences for inaction.
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European Shark Week was initiated, and is coordinated, by the Pew Environment Group, the conservation arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-government organisation that is working to end overfishing in the world's oceans.