Forest & Bird has been talking with Air New Zealand since early May about banning transportation of shark fins. This announcement follows a news item last Sunday (May 19), in which the airline was criticised for having flown shark fins. Shark fins are commonly used to make soup in Asia.
NEWS RELEASE Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013 —————— ASMFC Spiny Dogfish & Coastal Sharks Board Approves Smoothhound Shark Addendum II & Initiates Draft Addendum III Alexandria, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish and Coastal Sharks Management Board has approved Addendum II to the Atlantic Coastal Sharks Fishery Management Plan.
The Houston Chronicle, Monday, May 20, 2013 A bill to criminalize Texan fishers who possess or sell a shark fin appears to be dead in Senate waters. Sponsored by Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, House Bill 852 was approved by the Texas House but was taken down after being introduced Monday morning. As the main
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
News Release World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWF ) 13. May 2013 —————— Gland, Switzerland: WWF welcomes the adoption of key conservation measures for oceanic white-tip sharks, whale sharks and cetaceans following the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) annual meeting last week in Mauritius. IOTC member states agreed on important measures for the management
News Release Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi 13. May 2013 —————— Coast Guard stops illegal fishing; releases endangered sea turtle and 5 sharks BROWNSVILLE, Texas — An endangered sea turtle and five sharks were released back to the ocean late Sunday night after the Coast Guard spotted Mexicans fishing illegally in U.S. waters, approximately 1
Press Release Mississauga City Hall 10. May 2013 —————— At this week’s City Council meeting, the City of Mississauga’s Shark Fin By-law 0268-2011 was repealed and is no longer in effect. The repeal of the by-law follows a staff and Council review of an Ontario Superior Court decision involving a similar by-law enacted in the
Northeast Region Bulletin National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 —————— For information contact: Sustainable Fisheries Division 978-281-9315 Date issued: 04 /30/2013 Spiny Dogfish Fishery SMALL ENTITY COMPLIANCE GUIDE Final 2013 – 2015 Fishery Specifications Effective date: May 1, 2013 NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service has approved final
Md. Shark Fin Bill Supported by Fishing Interests By WBOC16, 02. May 2013 A shark fin bill passed by Maryland lawmakers is drawing support from fishing and conservation interests. Environmental groups have long pushed for shark fin bans, noting shark populations are being decimated by the practice of finning in which live sharks are left
According to a CITES Notification to the Parties ( released on 09. April 2013 ), the CITES Secretariat has been informed that, on 26 February 2013, China entered reservations concerning the listing of the porbeagle shark Lamna nasus and the scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini in Appendix III of the Convention.