Deep-Sea Shark Species for Consideration of a Cites ListingTwenty-fifth meeting of the Animals Committee Geneva, (Switzerland), 18-22 July 2011
DEEP-SEA SHARK SPECIES FOR CONSIDERATION OF A CITES LISTING
This information document (link to pdf below) has been submitted by the CITES Secretariat at the request of the Pew Environment Group.
Deep-sea shark species are extremely vulnerable to overexploitation, deep-sea fisheries are largely unregulated, and several deep-sea shark species are found in international trade. Therefore they are in urgent need for protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES).