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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 Of

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 and

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 finding

Atlantic Blue Sharks Withdrawn from MSC Assessment

Atlantic Blue Sharks Withdrawn from MSC Assessment

Bureau Veritas WITHDRAWN FROM ASSESSMENT 3th of May 2016   NORTH AND SOUTH ATLANTIC SWORDFISH SPANISH LONGLINE FISHERY (CLIENT : ORPAGU & CEPESCA) MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL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 shark

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 – is

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), Commerce.

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 received

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 the

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, 29,

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 the

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. ACTION:

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 Costa

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 Parties

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 Association,

U.S. Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings 2015

U.S. Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings 2015

News Release NOAA Fisheries 20. January 2016 —————— Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update January 1 – December 31, 2015 Below are the preliminary landings estimates for 2015 in metric tons (mt) and pounds (lb) dressed weight (dw) for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries; 1 mt is equal to 2,204.6 pounds. These preliminary estimates are

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