Conservation & Fishery

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

EU: More Protection for Porbeagle sharks

EU: More Protection for Porbeagle sharks

European Union More Protection for Porbeagle sharks Lamna nasus

Mississauga Group protests shark fin ban

Mississauga Group protests shark fin ban

By Chris Clay, Mississauga.com , 24. October 2011 A group of residents and business owners gathered at Celebration Square today to demand the City of Mississauga repeal a recently-passed bylaw banning shark fin products. The protest, organized in part by the Mississauga Chinese Business Association (MCBA), featured about 70 people waving placards. They were there

US Spiny Dogfish Management Measures for 2012

US Spiny Dogfish Management Measures for 2012

Mid-Atlantic Council Adopts Increase in Spiny Dogfish Quotas for 2012

Oceans Research Press Release on Illegal White Shark Capture

Oceans Research Press Release on Illegal White Shark Capture

Man Illegally Catches a great white shark in Mossel Bay Press Release by Oceans Research 16th October, 2011: Mossel Bay — Man illegally catches a Great White Shark On Friday 14th October 2011, Oceans Research received a phone call from local members of the community regarding an incident that was taking place at Beacon Point in

Fishing industry upset by extension of ban

Fishing industry upset by extension of ban

By ABC News,21. October 2011 The shark and gillnet fishing industry is angry at a Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) decision to enforce larger non- fishing boundaries for a further 18 months. The Authority initially set up the trial near sea lion colonies last April, in an effort to minimise sea lion deaths. It says

Taiwan to ban Shark Finning from next year

Taiwan to ban Shark Finning from next year

Taiwan announces plans to regulate Shark Fishery   Published by Taiwan Today – News Ticker, 20. October 2011 The Taiwanese Fisheries Agency said Oct. 19 that it will tightly regulate shark fishing starting next year. In the future, the agency said, it will be illegal for fishermen to collect only shark fins while dumping the

Committee approves shark-fin ban in Toronto

Committee approves shark-fin ban in Toronto

By CityNews.ca staff, 13. October 2011 A day after Mississauga banned shark fin products, a committee approved similar action against the controversial Chinese delicacy in Toronto. However, the decision will still have to go to city council for final approval, and then on to Ottawa. A city report noted that as a municipality, Toronto has

Greater protection for Elasmobranchs in Scotland

Greater protection for Elasmobranchs in Scotland

Greater protection for shark, skate and ray The Nature of Scotland – Autumn 2011 – Issue 13 New rules are being drafted to increase the protection of vulnerable species of shark, skate and ray in Scotland. A protection order for the species will go to the Scottish Parliament for approval, which will provide further safeguards