Conservation & Fishery

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Philippines seeks ban on killing and trading of sharks and rays

Philippines seeks ban on killing and trading of sharks and rays

Press Release House of Representatives of the Philippines 25. November 2014 —————————- P1M-penalty and 12 year-imprisonment for killing sharks and rays   Writer: Jazmin S. Camero, Media Relations Service-PRIB The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure banning the catching, selling, purchasing, possessing, transporting, importing and exporting of all sharks and rays

Atlantic Fishery Managers Fail Sharks Yet Again

Atlantic Fishery Managers Fail Sharks Yet Again

Press Release Shark Advocates International 17. November 2014 ———————– ICCAT leaves high seas mako fishing unregulated, porbeagles under-protected, and finning ban weak Genoa, Italy. November 17, 2014. Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have failed to reach consensus on several shark conservation proposals, including

U.S. Federal government must reconsider porbeagle protection, says court

U.S. Federal government must reconsider porbeagle protection, says court

News Release The Humane Society of the United States 14. November 2014 ————————– Federal Court Stands Up for Sharks The federal government must reconsider the protection of porbeagle sharks in the Northwest Atlantic, a court has ruled. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the National Marine Fisheries Service’s basis for denying

International action taken on protecting shark, ray and sawfish species

International action taken on protecting shark, ray and sawfish species

Press Release European Commission (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) 10. November 2014 ————————- (10/11/2014) The 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) was held in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014. The EU was amongst the Parties agreeing

Miami captain cited for not landing a shark in whole condition

Miami captain cited for not landing a shark in whole condition

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report October 17 – October 23, 2014 ( … ) MIAMI-DADE Officer Martin was on water patrol in southern Miami-Dade County when she stopped a vessel near Caesar’s Creek. Officer Martin conducted a fisheries inspection and soon discovered a nurse shark

Delaware man cited for possession of prohibited shark parts

Delaware man cited for possession of prohibited shark parts

Press Release Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ( DNREC ) State of Delaware 09. October 2014 ————————- Fish & Wildlife Enforcement reminds citizens to review Delaware and federal regulations before posting fish or wildlife parts for sale DOVER (Oct. 9, 2014) – Over the past 10 days, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife

New Zealand: Shark Fin to Greenweight Ratios – Circular 2014

New Zealand: Shark Fin to Greenweight Ratios – Circular 2014

Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001 Fisheries (Shark Fin to Greenweight Ratios) Circular 2014 (Notice No. MPI 391) Pursuant to Regulation 52C of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, and after meeting consultation requirements, the Director General of the Ministry for Primary Industries issues the following circular. C i r c u l a r 1.

FWC cites angler for possession of over the shark bag limit

FWC cites angler for possession of over the shark bag limit

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report September 12-September 18, 2014 ( … ) SOUTHWEST REGION MANATEE COUNTY Officer Laskowski was patrolling the south Skyway fishing area for fishing activity. Officer Laskowski was watching an individual fishing when he observed him catching a shark and put it

Cebu: Amended PB ordinance shields shark from extermination

Cebu: Amended PB ordinance shields shark from extermination

Provincial News Cebu Provincial Government 16. September 2014 —————————– By Ramon Gallardo The once dreaded creature in the sea, the shark, which man fears to encounter specially during a sea mishap, human being now seems shifted his notion to this kind of animal as a mere predator – to its importance to our marine biodiversity.

NOAA: Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead Sharks

NOAA: Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead Sharks

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD476 — Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Highly Migratory Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead Sharks A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/05/2014 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This action serves as a

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