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US ‘JAWS Act’ introduced to halt foreign aid to countries that allow shark finning

US ‘JAWS Act’ introduced to halt foreign aid to countries that allow shark finning

Press Release Blake Farenthold United States Congressman, 27th District of Texas 19. August 2014 ————————- U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold introduces H.R.5308, the Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks (JAWS) Act to halt foreign aid to countries that allow shark finning WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (TX-27) introduced H.R. 5308, the Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks

Shark finning to be banned in New Zealand waters

Shark finning to be banned in New Zealand waters

Press Release Hon Nathan Guy, Primary Industries Minister Hon Dr Nick Smith, Conservation Minister 20. August 2014 ——————- Shark finning to be banned from 1 October A ban on the finning of all shark species within New Zealand waters will take effect from 1 October this year, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries

Australia: DAFF Notification regarding new CITES listings of 5 shark species

Australia: DAFF Notification regarding new CITES listings of 5 shark species

ICON Alert Date: 15. August 2014 New CITES requirements for the export and import of five shark species From 14 September 2014, all exporters and importers will be required to apply for, and obtain a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permit from the Department of Environment for

New EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement Increases Shark Quota By 25 Percent

New EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement Increases Shark Quota By 25 Percent

News Release Presidency of the Government of Spain Complejo de la Moncloa 23. June 2014 —————– Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs welcomes renewal of EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement for a further four years The new Protocol was signed yesterday in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs

Atlantic Shark Fishery update from Jan – June 2014

Atlantic Shark Fishery update from Jan – June 2014

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update   Jan-june-Shark-Landings       mt dw – lb dw Converted to Number of Sharks   January 1- June 18, 2014   We at Shark Attack Survivors and Shark Year Magazine support Proper fishery management which allows for and promotes removal of appropriate numbers of sharks while insuring species

Bill to ban shark fins passes Massachusetts Senate

Bill to ban shark fins passes Massachusetts Senate

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 20. June 2014 On 19. June 2014, the legislation banning the possession or sale of shark fins cleared the Massachusetts state Senate unanimously (YEAS 38, NAYS 0, see votes below). The bill only exempts smooth-hound sharks, spiny dogfish and any species in the order batoidea (Rays and Skates) from

Shark meat seized by Cebu Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force

Shark meat seized by Cebu Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force

Provincial News Province of Cebu 13. June 2014 ——————— Thresher shark meat seized in Naga By Xerxes Alkuino The Cebu Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force (CPAIFTF) apprehended an Isuzu Elf that was carrying bags of shark meat. CPAIFTF Team Leader Loy Anthony Madrigal said the vehicle was flagged down along the national highway in Naga

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Press Release CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 11. June 2014 —————— Fate of Iconic Species in the Balance as Key Wildlife Conservation Conference Countdown Commences Bonn, Germany, 11 June 2014 - Some of the world’s most endangered species, many of them migratory, are facing unprecedented threats from climate change,

Marina Bay Sands removes shark fin from menus

Marina Bay Sands removes shark fin from menus

Press Release Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd 11. June 2014 ————– Property goes shark fin-free in Sands Expo and own restaurants; procures seafood from sustainable sources Singapore (11 June 2014) – Marina Bay Sands has taken a decisive step in its ongoing commitment to protect the environment by no longer serving shark fin in restaurants

NOAA: Great hammerhead shark currently not in danger of extinction

NOAA: Great hammerhead shark currently not in danger of extinction

Shark Year Magazine, 10. June 2014   Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service turned down requests by WildEarth Guardians and the Natural Resources Defense Council to list the Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). You can find the related press release ( published in December 2012 ) by WildEarth Guardians

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