Conservation & Fishery

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2014 Commercial Shark Fishing Season in Louisiana

2014 Commercial Shark Fishing Season in Louisiana

Press Release Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) 12. December 2013 ———————- COMMERCIAL FISHING FOR NON-SANDBAR LARGE COASTAL SHARKS TO OPEN IN STATE WATERS JANUARY 1 December 12, 2013 – Commercial fishing for Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Sharks will open in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2014, federal waters will also open in

Solomon Islands Government takes a lead on shark conservation

Solomon Islands Government takes a lead on shark conservation

Press Release WWF, Australia 04. December 2013 ———————– SUVA, FIJI: The Government of the Solomon Islands has taken a significant step forward to address threats to shark populations within their waters. At an announcement made today at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation & Protected Areas in Suva, the Ministry of Environment, Climate

New Zealand proposes ban on shark finning

New Zealand proposes ban on shark finning

The Government is proposing to ban the removal of shark fins and the dumping of the shark carcass at sea, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Fishing Industry Science Alliance – Spiny Dogfish Project Launched

Fishing Industry Science Alliance – Spiny Dogfish Project Launched

Published by ‘Hebrides News Today’, on 05. November 2013   This morning Barra and South Uist Councillor Donald Manford chaired a meeting of fishermen and fishing industry representatives in Stornoway to mark the launch of the Fishing Industry Science Alliance – Spurdog/Spiny Dogfish Project. Dr. Clive Fox from the Scottish Marine Institute in Oban explained

Costa Rica uses INTERPOL Purple Notice to warn about illegal shark finning

Costa Rica uses INTERPOL Purple Notice to warn about illegal shark finning

Media Release INTERPOL 06. November 2013 ———————– LYON, France – An alert for a method of shark finning aimed at avoiding detection of illegal practices has been circulated to all 190 INTERPOL member countries after a case was identified by Costa Rican authorities. An INTERPOL Purple Notice has been circulated for a modus operandi of

ASMFC increases dogfish quota for 2014/15 and 2015/16 fishing seasons

ASMFC increases dogfish quota for 2014/15 and 2015/16 fishing seasons

Press Release Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) 01. November 2013 ————————- ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Revises Quotas for 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 Fishing Seasons St. Simons Island, Georgia – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish and Coastal Sharks Management Board increased its spiny dogfish quotas for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fishing seasons (May 1 – April 30)

EU: MP calls for action on spurdog discards

EU: MP calls for action on spurdog discards

Published by ‘Hebrides News Today’, on 17. October 2013 Western Isles  MP Angus MacNeil has today written to the Governments in Edinburgh and London regarding the amount of boxes of spur dog that are continuing to be dumped at sea because of quota restrictions. Mr MacNeil has urged that both the UK Government and Scottish

MMO issues advice on thresher sharks

MMO issues advice on thresher sharks

News Release Marine Management Organisation (MMO) 16. October 2013 ——————— Advice on thresher sharks The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has issued guidance following the recent landing and sale of a common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus), a species which is found in cold temperate waters including around the UK. There are certain restrictions for commercial fishing

BC Dogfish Fishery Announces MSC Self-Suspension

BC Dogfish Fishery Announces MSC Self-Suspension

The B.C. Dogfish Hook and Line lndustry Association announces a 'self-suspension' of MSC fishery certificates (2) for the B. C. Hook and Line Spiny Dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) (also known as Squalus acanthias) fishery, effective from September 14, 2013, until further notice.

EU Council: Netherlands expresses concern about shark fishing in Cape Verde

EU Council: Netherlands expresses concern about shark fishing in Cape Verde

Following the ex post evaluation of the current protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Cape Verde, the Netherlands wishes to express its concern about the level of shark fishing in the waters of the Republic of Cape Verde.

Closure of Commercial Management Groups for LCS, hammerheads, blacknose and non-blacknose SCS in Atlantic region

Closure of Commercial Management Groups for LCS, hammerheads, blacknose and non-blacknose SCS in Atlantic region

News Release NOAA Fisheries 25. September 2013 ————————— NMFS Announces Closure of the Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Blacknose Shark, and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Shark Management Groups in the Atlantic Region Commercial shark dealer reports indicate that the landings for the commercial Atlantic aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and blacknose shark management groups

India: Policy Circular on Shark Finning Prohibition

India: Policy Circular on Shark Finning Prohibition

Shark Year Magazine, 26. September 2013 Below is a copy of the official Policy Circular regarding the prohibition of ‘finning’ of sharks at Sea. Please see also the related Press Release by India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests here. —

Shark Advocacy Groups Announce Support for Shark Finning Bill

Shark Advocacy Groups Announce Support for Shark Finning Bill

Press Release Senator Daylin Leach Representing the 17th Senatorial District 17. September 2013 ————————— HARRISBURG, September 17, 2013 – State Sens. Richard Alloway (R-Adams/Franklin/York) and Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today thanked Fin Free Pennsylvania and Shark Angels for their support of Senate Bill 340, which would ban the sale and possession of shark fins in the

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

Twelve months before the entry into force of CITES regulations on shark and rays, the European Union approves a 1.2 million euro project to ensure their effective implementation. Brazil, China, Germany, Japan and the United States have also offered support and technical assistance.

Announcement for Experimental Short-Soak Gillnet Fishery for Spiny Dogfish

Announcement for Experimental Short-Soak Gillnet Fishery for Spiny Dogfish

Marine Fisheries Notice Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries 09. September 2013 ————————— The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is authorizing an experimental fishery to allow a “short-soak” gillnet fishery for spiny dogfish during the October 1 – November 30 groundfish closure in Cape Cod Bay and Massachusetts Bay from Plymouth to Marblehead (defined

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