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CITES Secretariat recommends rejection of thresher shark and Ocellate river stingray proposals

CITES Secretariat recommends rejection of thresher shark and Ocellate river stingray proposals

Proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties Johannesburg (South Africa), 24 September – 5 October 2016 — — — — —   Official list (only related to sharks and rays) and recommendations by the CITES Secretariat :   Species covered by the Proposal: Carcharhinus falciformis...

ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

News Release Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 04. August 2016 — — — — — — — — Alexandria, VA – The Coastal Sharks Management Board approved Addendum IV to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Coastal Sharks. The Addendum amends the FMP to allow smooth dogfish carcasses to be landed with...

ESA Listing Not Warranted for Porbeagle Sharks

ESA Listing Not Warranted for Porbeagle Sharks

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Docket No. 150122069-6596-02 RIN 0648-XD74 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petitions To List Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/01/2016 ACTION: Notice; 12 Month Finding And Availability...

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, April 15 to July 7, 2016

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, April 15 to July 7, 2016

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 1 through July 7, 2016 PALM BEACH COUNTY Officers Spradling, Newman and Hankinson responded to a deceased hammerhead shark on shore at the south Lake Worth inlet. After determining the shark’s death was by natural causes, Officers Spradling...

NOAA: 12-Month Finding To List the Smooth Hammerhead Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: 12-Month Finding To List the Smooth Hammerhead Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Docket No. 150506425–6516–02] RIN 0648–XD941 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petition To List the Smooth Hammerhead Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of 12-month...

Atlantic Blue Sharks Withdrawn from MSC Assessment

Atlantic Blue Sharks Withdrawn from MSC Assessment

Bureau Veritas WITHDRAWN FROM ASSESSMENT 3th of May 2016   NORTH AND SOUTH ATLANTIC SWORDFISH SPANISH LONGLINE FISHERY (CLIENT : ORPAGU & CEPESCA) MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION BODY: BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION The clients for this fishery, CEPESCA and ORPAGU, have decided to withdraw the following units of certification from assessment: · North Atlantic blue...

European Commission adopts report on the implementation of the updated shark finning Regulation

European Commission adopts report on the implementation of the updated shark finning Regulation

Press Release European Commission 15. April 2016 ——————— The European Commission today adopted a report on the implementation of the EU’s shark finning Regulation. Based on information provided by EU Member States, the report concludes that no systematic shark finning – the removal of fins and the discarding of the carcasses at sea –...

NOAA: Bigeye and common thresher shark not warranted for Endangered Species Act listing

NOAA: Bigeye and common thresher shark not warranted for Endangered Species Act listing

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD680 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Common Thresher Shark and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),...

Florida: Individual arrested for possession of over-the-bag limit of shark

Florida: Individual arrested for possession of over-the-bag limit of shark

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report February 26 through March 4, 2016 (…) MONROE COUNTY Officer Hein was on land patrol in the Lower Matecumbe area when he received an anonymous tip that several individuals were reeling in hammerhead sharks and keeping them. Officer Hein...

Cook Islands: Settlement on Breach of Shark Regulations

Cook Islands: Settlement on Breach of Shark Regulations

Media Release Ministry of Marine Resources, Cook Islands 24. February 2016 —————————– SETTLEMENT ON BREACH OF SHARK REGULATIONS A settlement of $110,000 was received by Government last year by the owners of a foreign flagged licensed longline fishing vessel found with shark carcasses on board. The Ministry of Marine Resources confirms the case is...

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