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Basking Sharks illegally landed in Greece
19 Mar 2009, Athens. The Shark Alliance is condemning two illegal landings of basking sharks, both over seven meters and weighing roughly two tons, taken from waters off Greece within the span of a week.The sharks were reportedly taken unintentionally by net fishermen off the coast south of Athens, one on March 9 2009 and another just five days later. 
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Borg with Shark Alliance members
5 Feb 2009, Brussels. Borg celebrates release of the European Commission’s Plan of Action for the Conservation of Sharks with Shark Alliance members. The plan sets the stage for sweeping improvements in European Union (EU) shark fishing and protection policies.
Left to right: Julia Santana Garçon, CRAM (Spain); Daniel Jouannet, Megaptera (France); Commissioner Joe Borg; Sonja Fordam, Shark Alliance Shark Alliance policy director © Shark Alliance

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Bags of Shark Fins © CRAM World.
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Basking Shark illegally landed in Greece
19 Mar 2009, Athens. The Shark Alliance is condemning two illegal landings of basking sharks, both over seven meters and weighing roughly two tons, taken from waters off Greece within the span of a week.The sharks were reportedly taken unintentionally by net fishermen off the coast south of Athens, one on March 9 2009 and another just five days later. 
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Blue Sharks at Fishmarket © CRAM World.
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Blue Sharks at Fishmarket © CRAM World.
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Blue Sharks at Fishmarket © CRAM World.
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Blue Sharks at Fishmarket © CRAM World.
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Commissioner Borg with Shark Alliance members
5 Feb 2009, Brussels. Borg celebrates release of the European Commission’s Plan of Action for the Conservation of Sharks with Shark Alliance members. The plan sets the stage for sweeping improvements in European Union (EU) shark fishing and protection policies.
Left to right: Julia Santana Garçon, CRAM (Spain); Daniel Jouannet, Megaptera (France); Commissioner Joe Borg; Sonja Fordam, Shark Alliance Shark Alliance policy director © Shark Alliance

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Deepwater Shark - Image 1
Deepwater Shark © Sonja Fordham/Shark Alliance.
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Deepwater Shark - Image 2
Deepwater Shark © Sonja Fordham/Shark Alliance.  
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Deepwater Shark - Image 3
Deepwater Shark © Sonja Fordham/Shark Alliance. 
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Deepwater Shark - Image 4
Deepwater Shark © Sonja Fordham/Shark Alliance. 
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Deepwater Shark - Image 5
Deepwater Shark © Sonja Fordham/Shark Alliance. 
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Deepwater Shark - Image 6
Deepwater Shark © Sonja Fordham/Shark Alliance. 
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Deepwater Shark - Image 7
Deepwater Shark © Sonja Fordham/Shark Alliance. 
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Shark Alliance Entrega a Espana - Image 1
27 January 2010, Madrid. Representatives from the Shark Alliance, delivered to Spanish authorities a petition signed by over 90,000 citizens from 16 European countries urging Spain to end its opposition to improving the EU ban on finning - cutting off a shark's fins and discarding its body at sea – and lead the EU toward a more effective finning regulation.
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Shark Alliance Entrega a Espana - Image 2
27 January 2010, Madrid. Representatives from the Shark Alliance, delivered to Spanish authorities a petition signed by over 90,000 citizens from 16 European countries urging Spain to end its opposition to improving the EU ban on finning - cutting off a shark's fins and discarding its body at sea ; and lead the EU toward a more effective finning regulation.
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Shark Alliance Entrega a Espana - Image 3
27 January 2010, Madrid. Representatives from the Shark Alliance, delivered to Spanish authorities a petition signed by over 90,000 citizens from 16 European countries urging Spain to end its opposition to improving the EU ban on finning - cutting off a shark's fins and discarding its body at sea ; and lead the EU toward a more effective finning regulation.
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Commissioner Borg with Shark Alliance members
5 Feb 2009, Brussels. Borg celebrates release of the European Commission’s Plan of Action for the Conservation of Sharks with Shark Alliance members. The plan sets the stage for sweeping improvements in European Union (EU) shark fishing and protection policies. © Shark Alliance
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Shark Alliance members outside the European Commission
5 Feb 2009, Brussels. The Shark Alliance members celebrate today’s release of the European Commission’s Plan of Action for the Conservation of Sharks which sets the stage for sweeping improvements in European Union (EU) shark fishing and protection policies.
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Spiny Dogfish caught in trawl net © Sonja Fordham
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Porbeagle Shark © Lisa Natanson/NOAA NMFS
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Shark Alliance members outside the European Commission
5 Feb 2009 The Shark Alliance members celebrate today’s release of the European Commission’s Plan of Action for the Conservation of Sharks which sets the stage for sweeping improvements in European Union (EU) shark fishing and protection policies.
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Porbeagle Shark © Lisa Natanson/NOAA NMFS
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The Shark Alliance is calling for a Community Plan of Action for Sharks.
November 2007: Pictured above: Left - Shark Trust Director of Conservation, Ali Hood.  Right - Sharkman's World Organisation Malta, Alex Buttigeig.
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Whale Shark © Mark Caney, Project AWARE
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Finned Shark Pacific © Wolcott Henry, Marine PhotoBank
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Members from the 40 NGOs that form the Shark Alliance coalition were in Brussels to present their petitions
Brussels, November 2007
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Fishing Vessel Pacific © Wolcott Henry, Marine PhotoBank
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Shark Alliance members in Brussels
Brussels, November 2007
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Fins on deck © Enric Sala
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China Fin Soup © Sonja Fordham
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Sharks Fin © Jessica King, Marine PhotoBank
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Shark Fin 2 © Jessica King, Marine PhotoBank
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Sharks Fin 3 © Jessica King, Marine PhotoBank
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Sharks FIn 4 © Jessica King, Marine PhotoBank
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Sharks Fin 5 © Jessica King, Marine PhotoBank
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Sharks Fin 6 © Jessica King, Marine PhotoBank
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Sharks Fin 7 © Jessica King, Marine PhotoBank
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