Conservation & Fishery

U.S. Atlantic skate achieves MSC certification

U.S. Atlantic skate achieves MSC certification

Press Release Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)   19. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Atlantic Winter Skate (Raja ocellata) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the MSC fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body MRAG Americas, Inc. was requested by

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Press Release Fisheries and Oceans Canada 20. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Toronto, ON –  Shark finning is a destructive practice that needs a strong and immediate response to stop the devastating impact on global shark populations. As apex predators, sharks play a critical role in keeping

Eight Shark Species to Benefit from Greater Protection Globally

Eight Shark Species to Benefit from Greater Protection Globally

Press Release Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) 14. December 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — — Monaco, 14 December 2018– After five days’ intensive discussions, the 3rd session of the Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks came to a

UAE announces new Shark Protection Plan

UAE announces new Shark Protection Plan

Press Release UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment 11. June 2018 ———   ————–   ———- Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Develops National Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched the National Plan of Action (NPOA) for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

UAE Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February to 30th June

UAE Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February to 30th June

News Release Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) 31. January 2018 — — — — — — — — — The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced that shark fishing is banned during the period from Thursday 1st February until 30th June, coinciding with their breeding season. The ban is pursuant to

CMS listing not enough to protect sharks

CMS listing not enough to protect sharks

Press Release World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) 29. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Global shark conservation coalition welcomes new shark listings on UN wildlife treaty, while stressing urgent need for implementation   A coalition of leading shark conservation organizations welcomed the decision by Parties to the Convention

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Statement The Pew Charitable Trusts 28. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — U.N. treaty meeting in Manila identifies 6 shark species as global priority MANILA, Philippines—The Pew Charitable Trusts today praised the 124 governments of the U.N. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to protect the blue shark

Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to protect the blue shark

Press Release Samoa Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme 27. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — “The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem

PH goes full blast on campaign to include 2 shark species in CMS appendices

PH goes full blast on campaign to include 2 shark species in CMS appendices

Press Release Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines) 27. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — The Philippines has gone all out with its campaign to give further protection to two shark species – whale shark and white-spotted wedgefish – at an international conference current ly being held in

ASMFC sets 2018 harvest regulations for dogfish

ASMFC sets 2018 harvest regulations for dogfish

News Release The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) 17. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Approves 2018 Fishery Specifications Norfolk, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish Management Board approved a spiny dogfish commercial quota of 38,195,822 pounds for the 2018 fishing season

Belize: Sharks and Rays management and conservation initiatives

Belize: Sharks and Rays management and conservation initiatives

Press Release Belize Fisheries Department 25. September 2017 — – — — – – – — — – — – – The Belize Fisheries Department in partnership with the Florida International University, the Belize High Seas Fisheries Unit and with the support of the Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization (OSPESCA) is pleased to announce

CITES controls over newly-listed shark species enter into force

CITES controls over newly-listed shark species enter into force

Press Release CITES 04. October 2017 — — — — — – — — – – Trade in fins, meat and other products from silky and thresher sharks subject to strict regulation starting today 4 October Geneva, 4 October 2017 – The wait is over. As of today, international trade in silky and thresher sharks will

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 18. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs today (September 18) seized about 350 kilograms of dried shark fins of suspected scheduled hammerhead sharks and oceanic whitetip sharks with an estimated market value of about $280,000 from

Queensland: Improved protection for hammerhead sharks

Queensland: Improved protection for hammerhead sharks

Media Statement Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development The Honourable Bill Byrne Friday, August 11, 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Fishery management controls around hammerhead sharks have been strengthened to help prevent them being listed as an endangered species. Fisheries

UNE celebrate successful project to market dogfish to American consumers

UNE celebrate successful project to market dogfish to American consumers

News Release University of New England (UNE) 13. July 2017 — — — — — — — — — — BIDDEFORD, Maine The University of New England has completed a three-year project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the “Optimum Utilization of Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias, through Industry Partnerships and Product Development