Conservation & Fishery

Hawaii: Shark fishing ban goes into effect January 1

Hawaii: Shark fishing ban goes into effect January 1

Press Release Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaii — —- —- —- — —- — A bill passed by the 2021 State Legislature banning shark fishing will take effect January 1, 2022. Act 51 (House Bill 553) makes it illegal to knowingly capture, entangle, or kill a shark in state marine waters. The new law applies

ICCAT agreed a new conservation measure for the North Atlantic shortfin mako shark

ICCAT agreed a new conservation measure for the North Atlantic shortfin mako shark

Press Release International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 23. November 2021 — — — — — — Closure of the 27th Regular meeting of the Commission The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial problems throughout 2020 and 2021, with several of the Contracting Parties and Cooperating Parties, Entities or Fishing Entities of the

UK Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

UK Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

Press Release UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairsand The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith 15 August 2021 — — — — — — — The UK will ban the import and export of detached shark fins and products containing them. Import and export of detached shark fins banned to promote shark conservation World-leading trade

Canadian Company Fined for Import of Silky Shark Fins

Canadian Company Fined for Import of Silky Shark Fins

News Release Government of Canada 19. May 2021 — — — — — — — — — British Columbia-based trading company fined $60,000 for illegal import of 434 kg of fins from a threatened shark species The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canadian and foreign species of wild animals and plants that may

Media Statement on concerns around potential amendments to the shark ban in the Maldives

Media Statement on concerns around potential amendments to the shark ban in the Maldives

Press Release Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture Male’, Republic of Maldives 20. April 2021 — — — — — — — — Following serious concerns regarding the status of shark stocks in Maldivian waters, as well as the Indian Ocean in general, the Maldives adopted the Precautionary Approach and imposed a ban on

UAE: Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing and Trade

UAE:  Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing and Trade

Press Release United Arab EmiratesMinistry of Climate Change and Environment 24. February 2021 — — — — — — — — Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Commence Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1 The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will impose the annual fishing and trade ban on

Shark fins: Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

Shark fins: Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

Press Release UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith 06. December 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Government launches call for evidence on shark fin trade to look at the impact of stricter controls Greater protections for species of sharks will be

ICCAT negotiations on mako sharks

ICCAT negotiations on mako sharks

Press Release DefraUK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 19. November 2020 —- —- —- —- —- —- The  International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 2020 fishery management negotiations are currently taking place by correspondence. The UK has co-sponsored a proposal alongside Canada and Senegal which would provide greater protections for

Taiwan: Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited

Taiwan: Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited

Press Release Taiwan Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture 11. November 2020 —- — —- —- —- —- Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited in Taiwan Great white shark, basking shark and megamounth shark fishing has been prohibited in Taiwan since November 10, 2020, and incidental catch shall be released immediately

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Press Release U.S. Department of Justice Friday, October 9, 2020 — — — — — — — — — —- — — — Sentenced to Largest Monetary Penalty Ever Imposed in Federal Shark Finning Case Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the owner of the Japanese-flagged fishing vessel, M.V. Kyoshin Maru No. 20, pleaded guilty, pursuant to

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Charged with Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Charged with Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Press Release U.S. Department of Justice 31. August 2020 — — — — — — — — — Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the owner of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel, was charged in federal court with aiding and abetting the attempted export of shark fins out of Hawaii in violation of the Lacey Act, the Department

Expert Panel on Sharks to review conservation and management of species by South Africa

Expert Panel on Sharks to review conservation and management of species by South Africa

Press Release Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa 21. May 2020 — — — — — — — — The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, has appointed an Expert Panel on Sharks to review the management and conservation of the species by South Africa. The nine-member Panel comprising of national and

New Jersey Governor Signs Shark Fin Bill Into Law

New Jersey Governor Signs Shark Fin Bill Into Law

Press Release Office of the Governor, State of New Jersey 09. January 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Prohibiting Possession, Sale, Trade, and Distribution of Shark Fins TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2905, which will prohibit the sale, trade, distribution, or offering for

CRD proposes circle-hook, other changes for shark fishing

CRD proposes circle-hook, other changes for shark fishing

Press Release Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division 04. December 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing additional changes to fishing regulations first recommended in September. The Coastal Resources Division of DNR on Wednesday asked the

ICCAT: Good News For Blue Sharks, But No Mako Shark Agreement Yet

ICCAT: Good News For Blue Sharks, But No Mako Shark Agreement Yet

Press Release European Commission 29. November 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Good news for tuna and blue sharks The International Commission for the conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) met for its 26th Regular Meeting of the Commission, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain between the 18th and 25th November