Cause Update: April 09

Europe’s threatened sharks were thrown a lifeline as the European Council announced on 23 April 09 their conclusions and priority actions regarding the Community Plan of Action for Sharks. The Community Plan of Action for Sharks (CPOA) comes nearly ten years…Read More

Scotland proposes strict measures to improve shark fisheries management

Shark Trust Response The Shark Trust enthusiastically welcomes the news from the Scottish Government that significant steps are proposed to monitor and restrict the number of sharks whose fins are removed at seas. Mr Lochhead’s proposal comes hard on the…Read More

Lochhead calls for crackdown on shark finning

Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead today called for an end to the practice of shark finning in European waters. It came as possible measures to tighten up procedures in Scotland’s seas were unveiled. At the moment only foreign-owned and operated vessels…Read More

Hope for Europe's Sharks

23 April 09 Europe’s threatened sharks were thrown a lifeline today as the European Council announced their conclusions and priority actions regarding the Community Plan of Action for Sharks. The Community Plan of Action for Sharks (CPOA) comes nearly ten…Read More

Wake up call for Ministers

The Shark Trust harnesses senior MP’s enthusiasm to see UK contribution to the shark fin trade addressed by Government. Led by Martin Horwood, Shadow Environment Minister for the Liberal Democrats, MPs are about to get a wake up call regarding the extent of…Read More

Government support for Shark Conservation

The Shark Trust has secured cross party support for the Community Plan of Action for Sharks. Meeting with Mr Huw Irranca Davies the Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs the Trust, accompanied by Shark Alliance colleagues…Read More

Shark Alliance announces launch of its EU Member State Challenge

Today the Shark Alliance launches its "EU Member State Challenge", an exercise in tracking and publicising countries' activities with regard to the European Commission's new Plan of Action for the Conservation of Sharks. The Challenge aims to encourage EU…Read More
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