Conservation & Fishery

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Shark Conservation Measures adopted by 23 Mediterranean Countries at GFCM Meeting

Shark Conservation Measures adopted by 23 Mediterranean Countries at GFCM Meeting

Oceana: EU opposition to management of Mediterranean fisheries is a clear warning for the future of European fisheries reform Despite meeting’s failures, Oceana welcomes Mediterranean shark finning ban and significant steps for shark protection.

NGOs Join New York City Council Member to Protect Sharks and Oceans

NGOs Join New York City Council Member to Protect Sharks and Oceans

Shark Advocates Join New York City Council Member Margaret Chin to Rally for State Legislation to Protect Sharks and Oceans Council resolution calls for end to cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade. May 17, 2012   Oceana, WildAid, NRDC, Defenders of Wildlife, Shark Savers, Born Free USA, COARE, Shark Research Institute A coalition of animal welfare, environmental

Unreported Basking Shark Discard Leads to Investigation

Unreported Basking Shark Discard Leads to Investigation

Alleged fish dumpers under investigation   By Michael Morrah, 3 News, 17. May 2012 A 3 News investigation into fish dumping has led to charges being brought against the captain and factory manager of a foreign-owned trawler. Both have been charged with fish dumping and misreporting of a catch – and it’s not just wasteful

Annual NOAA report shows a record number of rebuilt fisheries

Annual NOAA report shows a record number of rebuilt fisheries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2012 Contact: Monica  Allen (301) 713-2370 Christine  Patrick 301-427-8030 A record six fish populations were declared rebuilt to healthy levels in 2011, bringing the number of rebuilt U.S. marine fish populations in the last 11 years to 27, according to a report to Congress out today from NOAA’s Fisheries Service. This report

European Commission legislates only to please NGOs, says Spanish MEP

European Commission legislates only to please NGOs, says Spanish MEP

Shark Fisheries Regulation: Carmen Fraga MEP accuses European Commission of legislating only to please NGOs and to scorn fisheries sector. Fisheries Committee MEP Carmen Fraga has accused the European Commission of "legislating to please NGOs" and to scorn the fisheries sector, after a Regulation proposal on sharks that is "economic and morally demolishing" for the EU fleet.

US Atlantic Fishermen get 5.6 million pound dogfish increase

US Atlantic Fishermen get 5.6 million pound dogfish increase

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2012 ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Increases 2012/2103 Quota to 35.6 Million Pounds and Approves Draft Addendum IV for Public Comment Alexandria, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish and Coastal Sharks Management Board increased the 2012/2013 spiny dogfish quota from 30 to 35.6 million

EU Shark Proposal at the 36th GFCM Session

EU Shark Proposal at the 36th GFCM Session

GFCM – General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean CGPM – Commission Générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée 36th Session – 36ème Session hotel Atlas Medina & Spa, Marrakech, Morocco, 14-19 May 2012 ——————————————————————- EU PROPOSAL FOR GFCM RECOMMENDATION ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR CONSERVATION OF SHARKS, SKATES AND RAYS IN THE GFCM AREA The General

2012-2013 US Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Specifications

2012-2013 US Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Specifications

Fishermen happy about new skate rule   By ‘ The Cape Codder ‘ , 30. April 2012 CAPE COD —Local fishermen are relieved that the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service increased the overall amount of skates that fishermen can land. The Fisheries Service last Friday issued its final rule for the Northeast skate

Environmental Groups Press Release on Costa Rican CITES Proposal

Environmental Groups Press Release on Costa Rican CITES Proposal

Joint Media Release Environmental and Humane Groups Praise Costa Rica for Groundbreaking Proposal on the International Protection of Hammerhead Sharks SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (April 25, 2012)—Humane Society International, Defenders of Wildlife, and Teyeliz, A.C. commended Costa Rica for taking the lead in the international protection of oceanic wildlife by listing the Sphyrna lewini species

European Union: ENVI members support total ban on shark finning

European Union: ENVI members support total ban on shark finning

By Anne Eckstein, Europolitics, 26. April 2012 The EU regulation forbidding shark finning (the removal of fins from a shark on board a boat before throwing its body back into the sea) will be strengthened by the deletion of special dispensations. Political agreement was reached at the Fisheries Council, on 19 March (see Europolitics4389) and

Canada: May’s bill would end shark fin sales

Canada: May’s bill would end shark fin sales

Media Release by the Green Party of Canada 18 April 2012 SIDNEY, BC - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, has tabled the first Green Party bill: Bill C-417 An Act to amend the Fish Inspection Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (importation and labelling of...

Canadian pelagic longline swordfish fishery gains MSC certification

Canadian pelagic longline swordfish fishery gains MSC certification

North West Atlantic Canada pelagic longline swordfish fishery completes MSC certification   News Release by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), 19. April 2012 The North West Atlantic Canada swordfish (Xiphias Gladius) pelagic longline fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification by independent certifier Intertek Moody Marine after IMM’s scientific, third-party assessment determined the

Port Moody moves to ban Shark Fin Trade

Port Moody moves to ban Shark Fin Trade

City of Port Moody Regular Meeting of CouncilCouncil Chambers Tuesday,  April 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM ( … ) 2. Public Input ( … ) Rebeka Breder, Port Moody, spoke in favour of the proposal to ban shark fin products in the City of Port Moody. As a lawyer, her research indicates that under the

Taiwan: Law on Shark Finning

Taiwan: Law on Shark Finning

Directions on the Disposal of the Fins of the Shark Catches of Fishing Vessels Note: The following provides an update on our previous post 20. Oct 2011 Taiwan to ban Shark Finning from next year.   Promulgated on 19 January 2012 by Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan under Order No. Nung-sou-yu 1011330088 and become effective

Australia: Gulper shark management arrangements

Australia: Gulper shark management arrangements

Published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries – Fishing and Aquaculture : Both Harrisson’s dogfish (Centrophoros harrissoni) and southern dogfish (C. zeehaani) have been considerably depleted in their range of distribution.  As such, actions are required that will enable the rebuilding of their populations.  The Commonwealth organisations: Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), the CSIRO

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