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Finning bans made simple
Finning bans made simple
24 Apr 2012
As Europe enters the final stages of debate on a proposal to close the loopholes in the shark finning ban, find out what finning is, why the current regulation isn't good enough and why conservationists, scientists, and an increasing number of countries in the EU and beyond support a policy of ‘fins attached' with no exceptions.

Mixed Results for Sharks at Pacific Tuna Commission Meeting
Mixed Results for Sharks at Pacific Tuna Commission Meeting
30 Mar 2012
GUAM - Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) have agreed to protect the oceanic whitetip shark based on a proposal from the United States, while an Australian proposal to ban the intentional setting of purse seine nets on whale sharks (to catch associated aggregations of tuna) has been stalled by Japan.

Divers Mobilize on Earth Day to Save Sharks
Divers Mobilize on Earth Day to Save Sharks
28 Mar 2012
This April, Project AWARE Foundation and its global movement of divers are pulling out all the stops for sharks during the Big Shark Shout Out - a shark month of action aimed at protecting sharks from overexploitation, overfishing, finning and bycatch.

Council of Fisheries Ministers support closing loopholes in the EU finning ban
Council of Fisheries Ministers support closing loopholes in the EU finning ban
26 Mar 2012
European Shark Week welcomes the EU Council of Fisheries Ministers March 19 decision to adopt a position in favour of the European Commission's proposal to strengthen the EU finning ban by requiring that all sharks be landed with their ‘fins naturally attached'. Only Spain and Portugal opposed this move.

New studies about the problems with shark fin to carcass ratio limits
New studies about the problems with shark fin to carcass ratio limits
15 Mar 2012
As the European Parliament debates proposed amendments for the EU finning regulation, two new peer reviewed papers to be published in the Journal of Fish Biology examine shark fin-to-carcass ratios and the impact this has for enforcing finning bans.

UK Fisheries Minister Champions Shark Protection
UK Fisheries Minister Champions Shark Protection
15 Mar 2012
As Europe debates the future of the EU ban on shark ‘finning', the Shark Trust shows the UK Fisheries Minister the strength of public support from the Great British Public for closing the loopholes.

Researching the fin trade
Researching the fin trade
05 Mar 2012
Dr Shelley Clarke talks to European Shark Week about her research on the fin trade.

EU Shark Finning Regulation Debated in European Parliament
EU Shark Finning Regulation Debated in European Parliament
01 Mar 2012
BRUSSELS: Shark Alliance representatives were on hand this week as the European Parliament Fisheries Committee considered and debated for the first time the European Commission's proposal to close major loopholes in the EU ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea). 

Shark Alliance joins Italian MEP in urging European Parliament to support closing the loopholes in EU ban on shark finning
Shark Alliance joins Italian MEP in urging European Parliament to support closing the loopholes in EU ban on shark finning
29 Feb 2012
Today, as part of the European Parliament's considerations of the European Commission's proposal to strengthen the EU ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea), Mr. Andrea Zanoni, Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Environment and MEP of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, introduces a report that reinforces the Commission's legislative proposal to end all shark fin removal on .....

Shark Alliance release MEP briefing papers on Finning Regulation
Shark Alliance release MEP briefing papers on Finning Regulation
26 Jan 2012
Shark Alliance briefings for Members of the European Parliament and national officials on the Commission's proposal for an amended EU finning regulation are now available.





Spain protects more shark and ray species in the Mediteranean
Spain protects more shark and ray species in the Mediteranean
24 Jan 2012
On January 21st 2012, Spain's Official State Bulletin  published Order AAA/75/2012 announcing the inclusion of nine shark and ray species in  the List of Wild Species under Special Protection. Inclusion in the list delivers on commitments made by Spain as a party to the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean.

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Stricter shark fin ban lauded - Fishnewseu.com
Tiny sharks provide glowing clue - BBC Nature News
Fishermen catch former Monterey Bay great white shark - Monterey Herald
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