Conservation & Fishery

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U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery successfully expands scope of MSC certification

U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery successfully expands scope of MSC certification

News Release Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) 26. February 2013 ————————– Following the success of the certification of the United States east coast North Atlantic fishery for spiny dogfish to the MSC standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery in August, 2012, the fishery has expanded the scope of certification to cover the remaining offshore...

INTERPOL targets illegal fishing

INTERPOL targets illegal fishing

Media Release INTERPOL 26. February 2013 INTERPOL launches Project Scale to combat fisheries crime LYON, France – INTERPOL has launched Project Scale, a global initiative to detect, suppress and combat fisheries crime which is estimated to cost the global economy up to USD 23 billion each year and is linked to other forms of...

Jones Helps Stop Fed’s Proposed NC Fishing Closure

Jones Helps Stop Fed’s Proposed NC Fishing Closure

Press Release Congressman Walter Jones 3rd District of North Carolina 25. February 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) has successfully worked to stop a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposal that would have closed federal waters off Dare County to pelagic long-line fishing in order to better protect dusky sharks.  Roughly...

ASMFC Approves Smooth Dogfish Draft Addendum for Public Comment

ASMFC Approves Smooth Dogfish Draft Addendum for Public Comment

News Release Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission ( ASMFC ) 21. February 2013 Working towards healthy, self-sustaining populations of all Atlantic coast fish species, or successful restoration well in progress by the year 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish and Coastal Sharks Management Board approved Draft Addendum II to...

NMFS to Reconsider Proposed Dusky Shark Measures

NMFS to Reconsider Proposed Dusky Shark Measures

News Release NOAA Fisheries Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 20. February 2013 —————————- NMFS to Reconsider Dusky Shark Measures Proposed in Draft Amendment 5 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan On November 26, 2012, we published a proposed rule (77 FR 70552) for draft Amendment 5 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory...

ESA Process: Calif. Aquarium will not collect White sharks for exhibit in 2013

ESA Process: Calif. Aquarium will not collect White sharks for exhibit in 2013

The Aquarium is very supportive of today’s decision by the California Fish and Game Commission to evaluate whether the Northeastern Pacific population of great white sharks requires additional protection under the California Endangered Species Act. ...

Recreational Fishing Alliance Opposes Endangered Species Listing of Great white shark

Recreational Fishing Alliance Opposes Endangered Species Listing of Great white shark

Below is the Recreational Fishing Alliance response to the proposed listing of the Northeast Pacific population of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) as an endangered or threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (ESA). The man shown in this photo seems to be Randy Fry who was killed by a great white shark while...

CCAD recommends including hammerhead sharks in Appendix II of CITES

CCAD recommends including hammerhead sharks in Appendix II of CITES

Press Release PRETOMA January 29, 2013 ————————— By Miguel, San José, Costa Rica Last Friday January 25, the Council of Ministers of the Central American Commission of Environment and Development (CCAD), which belongs to the Environment Department of the Central American Integration System (SICA), agreed to support the initiative to include hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna...

South Africa: Breede River Shark Fishing Ban

South Africa: Breede River Shark Fishing Ban

South African Shark Conservancy 28. January 2013 The South African Shark Conservancy are pleased to announce that – after 3 years of hard work & lobbying – the Minister of Fisheries from the SA Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) has signed off on the ban to prevent the catching or disturbance of...

Introductory remarks by Minister Counsellor Silberberg on Shark Conservation

Introductory remarks by Minister Counsellor Silberberg on Shark Conservation

The Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations New York January 23, 2013 (Event: Introductory remarks by Minister Counsellor Silberberg on Shark Conservation at an event at the German House) “Excellencies, Dear Ambassador Flores, Dear Mr. Ashe, Dear colleagues and guests, It is a great pleasure and honor for me to welcome you...

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