Conservation & Fishery

Florida protects four shark species

Florida protects four shark species

News Release by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC): FWC moves to protect tiger sharks, hammerheads News Release Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) moved Nov. 16 to prohibit the harvest of tiger sharks and three species of hammerheads

Pickering Council moves forward with ban of shark fin products

Pickering Council moves forward with ban of shark fin products

Pickering Council moves forward with ban of shark products

Alternative Fishing Gear Can Reduce Shark Mortality

Alternative Fishing Gear Can Reduce Shark Mortality

 Press Release by the Pew Environment Group 15. November 2011 City Washington/Istanbul CONTACT: Joanna Benn, 202.540.6611 Dave Bard, 202.486.4426 Pew lays out simple steps to cut bycatch numbers A new global scientific review  shows that simple changes in fishing gear could significantly reduce the large number of sharks unintentionally caught in the world’s oceans. The

30th Annual NEAFC Meeting in London

30th Annual NEAFC Meeting in London

Press Release by NEAFC, 11. November 2011 NORTHEAST ATLANTIC FISHERIES COMMISSION AGREES TO CONTINUED AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MAJOR FISHERIES AND MARINE ECOSYSTEMS UNDER ITS RESPONSIBILITY The 30th Annual Meeting of the North‐East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) was held in London from 7 to 11 November 2011 under the chairmanship of the Acting President, Mr

WCPFC Proposal – Conservation Measures for Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

WCPFC Proposal – Conservation Measures for Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

WCPFC USA PROPOSAL FOR CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT MEASURE FOR OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARK

Oceana seeks protections for sharks at ICCAT meeting

Oceana seeks protections for sharks at ICCAT meeting

Oceana seeks protections for sharks at ICCAT meeting

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Closure of Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Atlantic Region

Closure of Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Atlantic Region

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Atlantic Region

Resolutions adopted by the 15th EEA Scientific Conference

Resolutions adopted by the 15th EEA Scientific Conference

Shark Year Magazine, 07. November 2011. This is an update on the previous post Shark Researchers meet in Berlin .   Here are the links to download a pdf of the programme (including abstracts) and the resolutions adopted at the Annual General Meeting of the EEA in Berlin, Oct 2011 : EEA 2011 Scientific Conference: 

Costa Rica Commission to review Maritime Agencies

Costa Rica Commission to review Maritime Agencies

Costa Rica’s Chinchilla agrees to form commission to review maritime agencies   By Clayton R. Norman, The Tico Times, 4. November 2011 Among the agencies under presidential review is the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute, which is often criticized by environmental groups. President Laura Chinchilla announced on Friday that she will form a commission of experts

Complaint filed against Toronto’s shark fin ban

Complaint filed against Toronto’s shark fin ban

Complaint filed against Toronto's shark fin ban

NOAA increases Northeast Skate Quota

NOAA increases Northeast Skate Quota

NOAA increases northeast skate quota for fishermen by 17 million pounds

Mississauga Chinese Business Association Criticizes Shark Fin Ban

Mississauga Chinese Business Association Criticizes Shark Fin Ban

Mississauga Chinese Business Association Criticizes Shark Fin Ban

St. Maarten protects Elasmobranch Species

St. Maarten protects Elasmobranch Species

Shark Poaching Now Illegal Species protected in Territorial Waters of St. Maarten

Toronto bans shark fin products

Toronto bans shark fin products

City council votes to ban shark fin products in Toronto