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European Union Closes Loopholes in Shark Finning Ban


European Union Closes Loopholes in Shark Finning Ban
06 Jun 2013
BRUSSELS — The EU Council of Ministers today formally adopted a strengthened EU ban on shark finning, the wasteful practice of slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea.  


European Parliament Votes at Last for Stronger Shark Finning Ban


European Parliament Votes at Last for Stronger Shark Finning Ban
22 Nov 2012
STRASBOURG - The Shark Alliance welcomes the European Parliament's vote to close loopholes in the European Union ban on shark finning, the practice of slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea.


Parlamento Europeu vota a favor da proibição do ‘finning’


Parlamento Europeu vota a favor da proibição do ‘finning’
22 Nov 2012
ESTRASBURGO - O Parlamento Europeu votou a favor da proposta para suprir as lacunas na proibição da União Europeia em relação à prática de ‘finning' nos tubarões, uma prática que consiste na separação das barbatanas do tubarão e rejeição do corpo no mar.


Call to action for Italian MEPs: Keep the fins on - no exceptions!


Call to action for Italian MEPs: Keep the fins on - no exceptions!
18 Nov 2012
In light of the upcoming vote in the European Parliament to amend the regulation on shark finning, we're asking all Italian MEPs to support a ban on removing shark fins at sea, with no exceptions.


Close and Confusing Shark Finning Vote in Parliament


Close and Confusing Shark Finning Vote in Parliament
19 Sep 2012
BRUSSELS - The European Parliament Fisheries Committee voted today in a puzzling and inconsistent manner on a suite of amendments that form their response to a European Commission proposal to strengthen the EU ban on shark “finning” (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea). Votes on most amendments passed or failed by a narrow margin and produced contradictory messages that both reject and support loopholes that hinder finning ban enforcement.


Finning de tubarões: Voto cerrado e confuso no Parlamento Europeu


Finning de tubarões: Voto cerrado e confuso no Parlamento Europeu
19 Sep 2012
BRUXELAS - A Comissão das Pescas do Parlamento Europeu votou hoje de forma complicada e algo incoerente um conjunto de alterações que constituem a sua resposta à proposta da Comissão Europeia para reforçar a proibição da União Europeia relativa ao finning de tubarão (cortar as barbatanas do tubarão descartando o corpo no mar). A votação da maior parte das alterações passou ou falhou por uma margem muito .....


Shark Fin Finale in Brussels


Shark Fin Finale in Brussels
17 Sep 2012
After six years of work, the Shark Alliance is sharply focused on the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) that serve on the European Parliament Fisheries Committee as they meet in Brussels to vote on 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). 


The sharks have been waiting a long time for this!


The sharks have been waiting a long time for this!
13 Sep 2012
The Shark Alliance today published an advert on the back page of the European Voice newspaper urging MEPs on the Fisheries Committee to join the growing chorus calling to amend the EU ban on shark finning.


Dutch anglers 'make the push' for shark conservation in Europe


Dutch anglers 'make the push' for shark conservation in Europe
22 Aug 2012
NETHERLANDS - Today, anglers, conservationists and politicians attended a special shark tag and release trip on the Oosterschelde. During the tour organised by the Dutch Anglers Association, smooth hound sharks were caught with the aim to tag the animals and then release them again into the sea.


UK Minister Dives Into Shark Conservation


UK Minister Dives Into Shark Conservation
08 Aug 2012

London, 8th August: Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries, Richard Benyon with Julie Girling Member of the European Parliament, took to the water today, to swim with sharks and demonstrate their support for shark conservation and for closing the loopholes in the EU ban on shark ‘finning’ (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea).

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