Conservation & Fishery

United States and CITES: Considerations for Shark Proposals

United States and CITES: Considerations for Shark Proposals

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting: Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices AGENCY : Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION : Notice. SUMMARY : The

CITES: More Information on the 26th Animals Committee Meeting

CITES: More Information on the 26th Animals Committee Meeting

Shark Year Magazine, 05. April 2012 This is an update on our previous post from March 21st CITES: 26th Animal Committee Meeting. On April 2nd, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has published additional details regarding the twenty-sixth meeting of the Animals Committee (AC26) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of

Scotland: Shark protection measures an EU first

Scotland: Shark protection measures an EU first

Changes introduced by the Scottish Government mean vulnerable species of sharks, skates and rays now have greater protection, over and above EU legislation.The Scottish Government is the first in Europe to introduce legislation protecting such a wide range of species. The Sharks Skates and Rays (Prohibition of Fishing) Order came into force today (March 30) and covers 26 species...

NZ Fishermen allowed to release Gummy Sharks

NZ Fishermen allowed to release Gummy Sharks

Changes to Recreational Fishing Catch Limits to Take Effect   News Release by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Issued by Mike Bodnar (MAF Communications), 26. March 2012 Blue cod, bluenose and the portion of fis h in your fish and  chips should all benefit from changes to catch limits and other measures that

Newmarket the latest municipality to ban shark fin

Newmarket the latest municipality to ban shark fin

By Shawne McKeown, CityNews.ca 27. March 2012 Newmarket Town Council has passed a shark fin ban in what a local councillor described as a “show of support” for other municipalities that have adopted a similar rule, most notably Toronto. The proposed bylaw was passed by an 8-1 vote Monday night. Coun. Jane Twinney said the

NOAA: Fishery management measures for U.S. Caribbean Region

NOAA: Fishery management measures for U.S. Caribbean Region

Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 4 A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/16/2012 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY : This fishery management plan (FMP) amendment addresses Atlantic highly

Maryland: Shark Fin Bill Clears Senate

Maryland: Shark Fin Bill Clears Senate

By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor of Maryland Coastal Dispatch, 23. March 2012 OCEAN CITY — Commercial fishermen in Worcester County were dealt another tough blow late yesterday when the State Senate approved a bill aimed at prohibiting the possession or distribution of shark fins, a by-product of the shark-fishing industry out of the West

CITES: 26th Animal Committee Meeting

CITES: 26th Animal Committee Meeting

CITES 26th Meeting of Animal Committee in Geneva Twenty-sixth meeting of the Animals Committee Geneva (Switzerland), 15-20 March 2012   Part 1 : The shark-related contributions for each day of the meeting provided by the IISD Reporting Services. Part 2 : The Shark Working Group Report published by CITES. PART 1: Thursday, 15 March 2012

European Council backs shark finning ban

European Council backs shark finning ban

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 19 March 2012 7826/12 PRESSE 114 The Council positions itself against the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels The Council adopted a general approach whereby it supports landing of all sharks with their fins attached as proposed by the Commission (6719/2/12). The controversial practice of “shark finning”

2012 Spiny Dogfish Fishery in Northeastern United States

2012 Spiny Dogfish Fishery in Northeastern United States

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States Proposed 2012 Spiny Dogfish Fishery Specifications A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/19/2012 SUMMARY This rule proposes a catch limit, commercial quota, and trip limit for the spiny dogfish fishery for the 2012 fishing year. The proposed action was developed by the Mid-Atlantic and

Costa Rica: Proposal to list Hammerhead Sharks in CITES Appendix III

Costa Rica: Proposal to list Hammerhead Sharks in CITES Appendix III

Costa Rica: Proposal to list Hammerhead Sharks in CITES Appendix III. The Costa Rican government has proposed the inclusion of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Newmarket: By-Law Draft for Shark Fin Ban

Newmarket: By-Law Draft for Shark Fin Ban

CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF NEWMARKET BY-LAW NUMBER A BY-LAW TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION, SALE, TRADE, DISTRIBUTION AND/OR CONSUMPTION OF SHARK FINS OR DERIVATIVE PRODUCTS (Shark Fin By-Law) WHEREAS subsection 8(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.). 2001, c.25, as amended (the “Municipal Act, 2001”) states that the powers of a municipality shall be interpreted

Conservation Measures for Elasmobranchs in Scotland

Conservation Measures for Elasmobranchs in Scotland

Scottish Statutory Instruments 2012 No. 63 Sea Fisheries Conservation Of Sea Fish The Sharks, Skates and Rays (Prohibition of Fishing, Trans- shipment and Landing) (Scotland) Order 2012 Made….28th February 2012 Laid before the Scottish Parliament…1st March 2012 Coming into force…30th March 2012 The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred

South African Parliament: Shark Longlining in St Francis Bay

South African Parliament: Shark Longlining in St Francis Bay

FOURTH SESSION, FOURTH PARLIAMENT NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES ———————————————————————— INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY FRIDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2012 ( … ) 37. Mr V M Manzini (DA-Mpumalanga) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs: (1) Whether she has been informed that long line shark fishing has been taking place

Palau Announces Settlement with Taiwan over Shark-Finning Violation

Palau Announces Settlement with Taiwan over Shark-Finning Violation

Republic of Palau Office of the President Press Release Koror, Palau, February 2012 The Palauan government has announced a settlement following the arrest of a vessel that was seized for illegally catching and finning sharks during a joint enforcement operation in December. The operators of the vessel will pay a USD$65,000 civil fine, while the