Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharksHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 10. November 2011
In a recent newsletter (BOLETÍN NO. 049 / SRP; 27. October 2011 ),
the Ecuadorian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries has announced that they will take steps to protect the smooth hammerhead shark Sphyrna zygaena and the scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini.
The planned measures will be a total ban on landing, storing and trading of hammerhead sharks, this includes the prohibition of the internal and external marketing of their fins of course.
Ecuador is suggesting that these measures should be adopted by neighboring countries as it is a worldwide problem, making it necessary to take immediate actions for the conservation of these shark species.
Source: Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca de Ecuador.