Conservation & Fishery

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

U.S. Atlantic skate achieves MSC certification

U.S. Atlantic skate achieves MSC certification

Press Release Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)   19. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Atlantic Winter Skate (Raja ocellata) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the MSC fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body MRAG Americas, Inc. was requested by

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Press Release Fisheries and Oceans Canada 20. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Toronto, ON –  Shark finning is a destructive practice that needs a strong and immediate response to stop the devastating impact on global shark populations. As apex predators, sharks play a critical role in keeping

Eight Shark Species to Benefit from Greater Protection Globally

Eight Shark Species to Benefit from Greater Protection Globally

Press Release Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) 14. December 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — — Monaco, 14 December 2018– After five days’ intensive discussions, the 3rd session of the Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks came to a

UAE announces new Shark Protection Plan

UAE announces new Shark Protection Plan

Press Release UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment 11. June 2018 ———   ————–   ———- Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Develops National Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched the National Plan of Action (NPOA) for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

UAE Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February to 30th June

UAE Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February to 30th June

News Release Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) 31. January 2018 — — — — — — — — — The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced that shark fishing is banned during the period from Thursday 1st February until 30th June, coinciding with their breeding season. The ban is pursuant to

CMS listing not enough to protect sharks

CMS listing not enough to protect sharks

Press Release World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) 29. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Global shark conservation coalition welcomes new shark listings on UN wildlife treaty, while stressing urgent need for implementation   A coalition of leading shark conservation organizations welcomed the decision by Parties to the Convention