Conservation & Fishery

New FAO Report: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012

New FAO Report: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012

FAO Media Centre Fisheries and aquaculture – enabling a vital sector to contribute more FAO releases new State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report 9 July 2012, Rome – Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture play a crucial role in food and nutrition security and in providing for the livelihoods of millions of people. FAO’s latest flagship

Oceana: Threatened sharks and rays granted critical protection in the Mediterranean

Oceana: Threatened sharks and rays granted critical protection in the Mediterranean

Press Release Oceana July 11, 2012 Ten species – including hammerheads, tope, and shortfin mako – will now be strictly protected under the Barcelona Convention Oceana is extremely pleased that the EU has finally voted in favour of strictly protecting ten threatened species of sharks and rays in the Mediterranean Sea, under the Barcelona Convention.

Shark Motion presented to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012

Shark Motion presented to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012

Motion M037 presented to the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. M037 Conservation measures for threatened and Near Threatened sharks. ACKNOWLEDGING the increasing concern by the international community that many shark species are threatened and are continuing to decline because of unregulated fishing and bycatch;

Australia: 2nd Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

Australia: 2nd Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

Australia’s National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2012 ( Shark-plan 2 ) Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry In July 2012 Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry released Australia’s second National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2012 (Shark-plan

EU Hammerhead Shark Proposal Rejected at 83rd IATTC Meeting

EU Hammerhead Shark Proposal Rejected at 83rd IATTC Meeting

The European Commission is disappointed with the outcomes of the 83rd annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which finished on 29 June in La Jolla, California, the United States.

Commercial Large Coastal Shark Fishery in Gulf of Mexico to be closed on July 6

Commercial Large Coastal Shark Fishery in Gulf of Mexico to be closed on July 6

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico Region The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) projects that the landings for the commercial non-sandbar large coastal shark fishery in the Gulf of Mexico region soon will

UK cannot take action to ban shark fin imports

UK cannot take action to ban shark fin imports

Hansard – UK House of Commons debates Written Answers to Questions Monday 25 June 2012 House of Commons Commission ( … ) Sharks: Conservation Question by Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she has given to banning shark fin imports. Answer by Richard Benyon

CITES Notification: Inclusion of Scalloped Hammerhead and Porbeagle Shark in Appendix III

CITES Notification: Inclusion of Scalloped Hammerhead and Porbeagle Shark in Appendix III

CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA NOTIFICATION TO THE PARTIES No. 2012/044 Geneva, 27 June 2012 CONCERNING: Inclusion of species in Appendix III and corrections to the Appendices 1. In accordance with the provisions of Article XVI, paragraph 1, of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Shark Finning Regulation

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Shark Finning Regulation

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels’ COM(2011) 798 final — 2011/0364 (COD) (2012/C 181/34) Rapporteur: Mr Espuny MOYANO   21.6.2012  Official Journal of the

Venezuela Ends Shark Finning, Creates Protected Area

Venezuela Ends Shark Finning, Creates Protected Area

Press Release The PEW Charitable Trusts Jun 20, 2012 Contact: Rachel Brittin, 202.540.6312 City: Washington Pew applauds action to ban shark fishing in critical breeding habitat Venezuela set forth a series of measures this week to protect sharks within its waters. Most significantly, commercial shark fishing is now prohibited throughout the 3,730 square kilometers (1,440

The UK takes another step to protect endangered sharks

The UK takes another step to protect endangered sharks

News Release Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) 18 June 2012 Endangered sharks will be given greater protection following the signing of an international agreement on the conservation of sharks, Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon announced today. The agreement, the first of its kind to address the global conservation of sharks, was signed by

EU: Dogfish assessed as not overfished in Northeast Atlantic

EU: Dogfish assessed as not overfished in Northeast Atlantic

Fishing opportunities for 2013: Improvements for some fish stocks Press Release European Commission Brussels, 8 June 2012 In a consultation document adopted today, the European Commission sets out its intentions for fixing fishing opportunities for 2013. Through this annual document the Commission asks for the views of Member States and stakeholders on the setting of

UN Secretary-General urges countries to protect marine environment

UN Secretary-General urges countries to protect marine environment

On World Oceans Day, Ban urges countries to protect marine environment UN News Centre 08. June 2012 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to boost their efforts to protect the world’s oceans, which are threatened by overfishing, toxic waste, and climate change. “We must do more for our world’s oceans, which are threatened

EU Proposal to protect Hammerhead Sharks from sport and commercial fisheries in IATTC Area

EU Proposal to protect Hammerhead Sharks from sport and commercial fisheries in IATTC Area

INTER-AMERICAN TROPICAL TUNA COMMISSION 83RD MEETING La Jolla, California (USA) 25-29 June 2012 PROPOSAL IATTC-83 E-1 SUBMITTED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION IATTC RESOLUTION ON THE CONSERVATION OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS (FAMILY SPHYRNIDAE) CAUGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH FISHERIES IN THE IATTC CONVENTION AREA EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Goal: Hammerhead sharks, caught mainly in the longline but also in purse

Australia: Shark fishers focus on sustainability

Australia: Shark fishers focus on sustainability

By the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) 28. May 2012 A group of 30 commercial shark fishers has improved their understanding of sustainable fishing practices in a two-day “Improved Environmental Work Practices” workshop at the South East Australia Maritime Education Centre (Seamec) in Lakes Entrance last week. The workshop, a joint initiative between industry, AFMA