The Shark Alliance recently released a new video in attempt to boost awareness and increase regulation of shark finning in Europe.
According to the The Shark Alliance’s petition page,
- The EU ban on ‘finning’ (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea) is among the world’s weakest due mainly to the strong influence of the EU’s top shark fishing nation: Spain.
- The EU finning regulation allows permitted fishermen to remove shark fins at sea and land shark parts separately, complicating enforcement. Spain grants more permits than any other EU country.
- Spain is working to further weaken the EU finning ban as the European Commission and other countries have called to strengthen it. Calls from concerned European citizens are needed to persuade Spain to change course.
If you support the cause of The Shark Alliance, you can sign the petition online.