10-19 October 2009

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The Shark Alliance, of which Project AWARE is a steering group member, is calling on EU citizens and shark advocates everywhere to help turn the tide for sharks.

Predator turned prey - Turning the Tide for Sharks

Most European shark populations are declining from overfishing. One-third are threatened with extinction. The EU ban on “finning” – slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea – is among the worlds weakest.

Hope lies with the new Shark Plan, adopted by the European Commission thanks in large part to support from many of you. The Plan sets the stage for vast improvements in EU shark policies, including the finning ban. Its success depends on collaboration and action by EU Fisheries Ministers and the European Commission. These fishery managers need encouragement from the European public to follow through on the Plan’s initiatives and truly safeguard sharks.

Ask Spanish Prime Minister Rodríguez Zapatero to support shark conservation and sign this petition.