Australia: 2nd Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks
Australia’s National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2012 ( Shark-plan 2 )
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
In July 2012 Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry released Australia’s second National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2012 (Shark-plan 2).
Shark-plan 2 identifies how Australia will manage and conserve sharks, and ensure that Australia meets international conservation and management obligations. The plan identifies research and management actions across Australia for the long-term sustainability of sharks, including actions to help minimise the impacts of fishing on sharks.
Australia is a world leader in the ecologically sustainable use of natural resources. Shark-plan 2 provides a framework for the conservation of Australia’s shark populations and for guiding the industries and communities that impact upon them.
Shark-plan 2 has been developed in conjunction with state, Northern Territory and Australian Government agencies, and has been endorsed by the Shark-plan Implementation and Review Committee and the Australian Fisheries Management Forum.
An operational strategy for Shark-plan 2 has been developed in consultation with government stakeholders, to identify actions Commonwealth, state and Northern Territory jurisdictions will pursue over the next four years to contribute to the broader objectives of Shark-plan 2.
Source: Australian Government – Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry