11 Feb '12, 10pm

Oceana: Shameful European inaction on shark protection

Oceana: Shameful European inaction on shark protection All Press Releases… EU delays decision on protecting threatened Mediterranean sharks and rays – for the third time. February 10, 2012 Madrid Contact: Marta Madina ( [email protected] ) Oceana deplores the failure of the European Union to take a decision on the protection of threatened sharks and rays in the Mediterranean, at the biennial meeting of the Barcelona Convention, in Paris. The strict protection of ten species of sharks and rays, for which non-EU nations had already indicated their support, hinged on the vote of the EU. After having already postponed the decision at two previous meetings, the EU requested a further delay, invoking a clause of the convention allowing them six more months to decide which species, if any, they are in favour of protecting. “As the largest shark-fishing power in the world, the EU...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/eu/media-reports/press-releases/ocea...

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