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Louisiana Men Cited for Commercial Shark Fishing Violations

Louisiana Men Cited for Commercial Shark Fishing Violations

Press Release Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Release Date: 03/23/2015 ——————————– Three Men Cited for Shark Fishing Violations Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged commercial shark fishing violations off the coast of Grand Isle on March 21. Agents cited Daie Minh Le, 42, of Buras,

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification NOTICE OF CERTIFICATE SUSPENSION Sustainable Fisheries Association Inc. US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery ————— SAI Global wishes to notify stakeholders that the above fishery certificate will enter into Suspension according to MSC CR v1.3 clause 7.4.3.2 on the 19th February 2015. Suspension has been enacted in order for the fishery

Texas Game Wardens Seize Mexican Shark-fishing Boat in Gulf

Texas Game Wardens Seize Mexican Shark-fishing Boat in Gulf

News Release Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ( TPWD ) 10. February 2015 —————————- State Game Warden Seize Shark Boat in Gulf AUSTIN – Texas game wardens have seized a Mexican shark-fishing boat in state waters near the Texas-Mexico border. Wardens were patrolling the Gulf of Mexico earlier today for illegal fishing activity when they

AUS: Victoria to maintain fishing for thresher sharks despite CMS listing

AUS: Victoria to maintain fishing for thresher sharks despite CMS listing

Press Release VRFish – Victorian Recreational Fishing Peak Body 21. January 2015 ——————- VRFish welcomes moves to maintain thresher shark fishing in Victoria VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s recreational fishers, today welcomed moves by the Australian Government to maintain recreational fishing for thresher sharks in Commonwealth waters adjacent to Victoria. The recent listing of

Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

Press Release Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) 04. February 2015 ———————– New sanctuary in Antongil Bay to protect 19 shark species New law grants local communities exclusive use and management rights to fishing areas New York (February 3, 2015) – The Government of Madagascar has created the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks as

New shark fin identification tool released

New shark fin identification tool released

News Release Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 29. January 2015 ————————– Geneva, 29 January 2015 – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), welcomes the new software package for the identification of shark fins released today by

EU plans to ease regulations for dogfish imports

EU plans to ease regulations for dogfish imports

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 02. February 2015 The European Union is a major market for spiny dogfish that is used for human consumption. These dogfish products mainly originate from sustainable fisheries in North America. But on many occasions, EU member states have repeatedly rejected these imports due to exceptionally high levels of non

WA classifies black and smooth stingrays as protected fish in the South West

WA classifies black and smooth stingrays as protected fish in the South West

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 28. January 2015 ————————- Two stingray species now protected in the South West New regulations have now come into force to classify two stingray species – black and smooth stingrays – as protected fish, in both the West Coast and South Coast Bioregions of WA. These regions cover

Australia approves trade operation for incidental harvesting of CITES species – Smooth hammerhead shark

Australia approves trade operation for incidental harvesting of CITES species – Smooth hammerhead shark

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 DECLARATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION I, PAUL MURPHY, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment, have considered in accordance with section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), advice on

Spanish Blue Shark Fishery Enters Full MSC Assessment

Spanish Blue Shark Fishery Enters Full MSC Assessment

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ENTRY INTO FULL ASSESSMENT 23 TH OF DECEMBER 2014   North and South Atlantic Swordfish & Blue shark Spanish Longline Fishery (Client : ORPAGU & CEPESCA ) MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATION BODY: BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION BUREAU VERITAS Certification is pleased to announce that the above fishery is ready for starting the full

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