Vivamar and the Shark Alliance
In 2006, the Shark Alliance was founded to campaign for a plan to close loopholes in the European Union’s ban on shark finning, which involves cutting the fins off of sharks for human consumption and then throwing the bodies back into the water.
Vivamar was the only non-governmental organization in Slovenia proactively pursuing the elimination of shark finning within the EU. Sharks are in the interest of many citizens / organizations / clubs in Slovenia despite the fact that we have few sharks and this practice, at least as far as we followed, was not implemented. We played an important role in raising awareness and encouraging Slovenian MEPs to advocate the importance that Parliament accepts the proposal to strengthen the existing fragile regulation.