Conservation & Fishery

Europêche rejects Panama’s proposal to include blue shark in CITES Appendix II

Europêche rejects Panama’s proposal to include blue shark in CITES Appendix II

Press Release Europêche Brussels, 26 May 2022 — — — — — — • Blue sharks are sustainably managed by international fisheries management bodies (RFMOs) and protected thanks to strong fins-attached policies and catch documentation schemes.• Blue sharks harvested by Europeans are in healthy conditions across the oceans and are not subject to illegal trade.

CITES Proposal submitted to protect all sharks in the family Carcharhinidae

CITES Proposal submitted to protect all sharks in the family Carcharhinidae

NOTIFICATION TO THE PARTIES No. 2022/043 Geneva, 30 May 2022 CONCERNING:Proposals to amend Appendices I and IIConsultation with range States 1. This Notification is being published at the request of Panama 2. Panama has submitted a proposal, for consideration of the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, to the Secretariat to include the

Federal Fishery Managers Continue Reducing Impacts to Protected Species in the Pacific

Federal Fishery Managers Continue Reducing Impacts to Protected Species in the Pacific

Press Release Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council 24 May 2022 —- —- —- —- — Federal Fishery Managers Continue Reducing Impacts to Protected Species in the Pacific with Required Gear Change HONOLULU (24 May 2022) An industry-led conservation measure to reduce impacts to oceanic whitetip sharks is the latest example in a long history

Proposed Changes to Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark Retention Limits

Proposed Changes to Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark Retention Limits

Draft Environmental Assessment,Regulatory Impact Review, and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for a Rule to Modify the Retention Limit for Shortfin Mako Sharks United States Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Marine Fisheries ServiceOffice of Sustainable FisheriesHighly Migratory Species Management Division April 8, 2022 ABSTRACT: This proposed action is necessary to implement bindingrecommendations of the

UAE: Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1

UAE: Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1

Press Release Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) 28 February 2022 — — — — — — — — Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Commence Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1 The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will impose an annual fishing and trade ban on sharks

Hawaii: Shark fishing ban goes into effect January 1

Hawaii: Shark fishing ban goes into effect January 1

Press Release Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaii — —- —- —- — —- — A bill passed by the 2021 State Legislature banning shark fishing will take effect January 1, 2022. Act 51 (House Bill 553) makes it illegal to knowingly capture, entangle, or kill a shark in state marine waters. The new law applies

ICCAT agreed a new conservation measure for the North Atlantic shortfin mako shark

ICCAT agreed a new conservation measure for the North Atlantic shortfin mako shark

Press Release International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 23. November 2021 — — — — — — Closure of the 27th Regular meeting of the Commission The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial problems throughout 2020 and 2021, with several of the Contracting Parties and Cooperating Parties, Entities or Fishing Entities of the

UK Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

UK Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

Press Release UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairsand The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith 15 August 2021 — — — — — — — The UK will ban the import and export of detached shark fins and products containing them. Import and export of detached shark fins banned to promote shark conservation World-leading trade

Canadian Company Fined for Import of Silky Shark Fins

Canadian Company Fined for Import of Silky Shark Fins

News Release Government of Canada 19. May 2021 — — — — — — — — — British Columbia-based trading company fined $60,000 for illegal import of 434 kg of fins from a threatened shark species The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canadian and foreign species of wild animals and plants that may

Media Statement on concerns around potential amendments to the shark ban in the Maldives

Media Statement on concerns around potential amendments to the shark ban in the Maldives

Press Release Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture Male’, Republic of Maldives 20. April 2021 — — — — — — — — Following serious concerns regarding the status of shark stocks in Maldivian waters, as well as the Indian Ocean in general, the Maldives adopted the Precautionary Approach and imposed a ban on

UAE: Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing and Trade

UAE:  Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing and Trade

Press Release United Arab EmiratesMinistry of Climate Change and Environment 24. February 2021 — — — — — — — — Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Commence Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1 The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will impose the annual fishing and trade ban on

Shark fins: Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

Shark fins: Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

Press Release UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith 06. December 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Government launches call for evidence on shark fin trade to look at the impact of stricter controls Greater protections for species of sharks will be

ICCAT negotiations on mako sharks

ICCAT negotiations on mako sharks

Press Release DefraUK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 19. November 2020 —- —- —- —- —- —- The  International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 2020 fishery management negotiations are currently taking place by correspondence. The UK has co-sponsored a proposal alongside Canada and Senegal which would provide greater protections for

Taiwan: Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited

Taiwan: Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited

Press Release Taiwan Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture 11. November 2020 —- — —- —- —- —- Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited in Taiwan Great white shark, basking shark and megamounth shark fishing has been prohibited in Taiwan since November 10, 2020, and incidental catch shall be released immediately

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Press Release U.S. Department of Justice Friday, October 9, 2020 — — — — — — — — — —- — — — Sentenced to Largest Monetary Penalty Ever Imposed in Federal Shark Finning Case Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the owner of the Japanese-flagged fishing vessel, M.V. Kyoshin Maru No. 20, pleaded guilty, pursuant to