People across Europe came together to call for stronger shark protection during the second European Shark Week from 11-19 October.
European Shark Week events
During the week, 79 events and over 230 activities took place in 10 European countries. An underwater treasure hunt in the Netherlands, an underwater shark photo exhibit in Germany, and sleepovers with sharks in Spain were among the more innovative events of the week.
In addition, inspiring talks, exciting debates and fascinating film viewings took place at marinas, schools and aquariums around Malta, Italy, France, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and the UK.
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Petition: Final total over 100,000!
Over 100,000 people from around Europe have signed the Shark Alliance petition, 10,731 of which were online petitions! The petition calls on European fisheries and environment ministers to promote a strong European Plan of Action for sharks.
Shark Alliance members will be presenting the signatures to their country's ministers during January and February.
The Shark Alliance celebrated the release of the European Commission's Draft Community Plan of Action for Sharks in Brussels on 5 February 09. The plan of action sets the stage for sweeping improvements in European Union (EU) shark fishing and protection policies.
|Around 95,000 people from around Europe have signed the Shark Alliance petition! View the signatures