Conservation & Fishery

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

An open letter concerning the unsustainability of shark finning

An open letter concerning the unsustainability of shark finning

White Shark Conservation Trust 29. May 2012   As a conservation organisation, we would like to express our concern about the recent misinformation perpetuated in the national and international media asserting that the shark fin trade is sustainable. The reality is that this vast trade is largely unmanaged and unmonitored, and that the shark fin

Tuna processors put shark finning ban in writing

Tuna processors put shark finning ban in writing

Media Release International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Companies that Prohibit Shark Finning   Posted by Mike Crispino, 1 June 2012 This year we asked the tuna industry to take a step toward ending the practice of shark finning, the act of removing a shark’s fin while discarding the carcass at sea. It violates the Food and

US Commercial porbeagle shark fishery to be closed on May 30

US Commercial porbeagle shark fishery to be closed on May 30

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE           May 24, 2012 Emily H. Menash ( Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries ) NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Porbeagle Shark Fishery The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) projects that the landings for the

NSW Government Press Release on Hammerhead Shark Protection

NSW Government Press Release on Hammerhead Shark Protection

NSW Primary Industries Minister, Katrina Hodgkinson, said the Great Hammerhead Shark has been listed as a Vulnerable Species and the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark as an Endangered Species in NSW.

Australia: NSW lists two Hammerhead shark species under Fisheries Management Act 1994

Australia: NSW lists two Hammerhead shark species under Fisheries Management Act 1994

Fisheries Management Amendment (Threatened Species Conservation) Order (No 3) 2012 under the Fisheries Management Act 1994 Published  18 May 2012 The Fisheries Scientific Committee established under the Fisheries Management Act 1994, in pursuance of section 220D of the Fisheries Management Act 1994, makes the following Order. Dated, this 8th day of May 2012. Dr Jane

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.