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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...

Two Men Plead Guilty to Federal Shark Violations

Two Men Plead Guilty to Federal Shark Violations

News Release Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) 26. February 2016 ——————— Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents participated in a joint enforcement patrol that resulted in two men pleading guilty to violations of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Rick Nguyen, 37, of Buras, and Hung Anh Tiet,...

Countries Agree on Actions to Protect Sharks

Countries Agree on Actions to Protect Sharks

Press Release Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) 22. February 2016 ————————– San José, Costa Rica, 22 February 2016– Close to 40 governments agreed this week to enhance protection for additional migratory shark and ray species and to a set of new conservation priorities. At the Second Meeting of...

NOAA: 90-Day Finding To List Three Manta Rays Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: 90-Day Finding To List Three Manta Rays Under the Endangered Species Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648-XE390 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Three Manta Rays as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce....

CITES traceability pilot project presented at global sharks meeting in Costa Rica

CITES traceability pilot project presented at global sharks meeting in Costa Rica

Press Release CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) 16. February 2015 —————————— Targeted support being provided to countries to help implement CITES sharks and ray listings. Geneva/San Jose, 16 February 2015 – The results of a pilot project to improve traceability of CITES-listed shark products in...

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 07. February 2016 On 05. February, CITES has informed its members on the latest received proposals to amend the Appendices for several marine species. All these proposals are related to elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) and will be considered at the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the...

Seven Fishing Associations File an Amici Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Shark Fin Lawsuit

Seven Fishing Associations File an Amici Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Shark Fin Lawsuit

News Release Saving Seafood 28. January 2016 ———————- WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) — January 28, 2016 — Seven fishing associations have filed an amici brief in support of the Plaintiffs’ petition for certiorari in Chinatown Neighborhood Association, et al. v. Kamala D. Harris, which seeks to overturn California’s shark fin possession ban.  The Sustainable Fisheries...

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