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NOAA: 90-Day Finding To List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: 90-Day Finding To List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648-XE314 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act Agency: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Action: 90-day

Mauritius ready to prepare National Plan of Action to protect sharks

Mauritius ready to prepare National Plan of Action to protect sharks

Press Release Republic of Mauritius 22. December 2015 ——————— National Plan of Action for the conservation and management of sharks is in preparation A National Plan of Action (NPOA) for the conservation and management of sharks, is being prepared, in line with the International Plan of Action for Sharks of the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

MAFMC Revises Spiny Dogfish Specifications for the 2016 Fishing Year

MAFMC Revises Spiny Dogfish Specifications for the 2016 Fishing Year

News Release Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) 16. December 2015 ———————– Council Revises 2016 Spiny Dogfish Specifications The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has revised the spiny dogfish specifications that were previously recommended for the 2016 fishing year. During the December 2015 Council Meeting last week in Annapolis, Maryland, the Council approved a revised acceptable biological

CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly

CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly

Press Release Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 15. December 2015 —————— CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly in annual resolution on Sustainable Fisheries Geneva, 15 December 2015 – The resolution on Sustainable Fisheries1 (A/70/L.19) adopted unanimously on 8 December by the 70th

Suspected Hammerhead Shark Fins Seized By Hong Kong Customs

Suspected Hammerhead Shark Fins Seized By Hong Kong Customs

Press Release Hong Kong SAR Government News 14. December 2015 ————– Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dried shark fins of Sphyrnidae at airport Hong Kong Customs seized about 16 kilograms of suspected dried shark fins of Sphyrnidae, an endangered species, and arrested a man at Hong Kong International Airport today (December 14). Customs officers intercepted

NOAA: 12-Month Finding for 7 Foreign Elasmobranch Species Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: 12-Month Finding for 7 Foreign Elasmobranch Species Under the Endangered Species Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648–XE184   Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding for 7 Foreign Species of Elasmobranchs Under the Endangered Species Act A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/07/2015 Agency: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS),

Louisiana to increase the 2016 commercial possession limit for large coastal sharks

Louisiana to increase the 2016 commercial possession limit for large coastal sharks

News Release Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWF Commission) 03. December 2015 —————————- LWF Commission Modifies Rules for Commercial Large Coastal Shark Harvest Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action on a Declaration of Emergency to modify the commercial harvest possession limits for non-sandbar, large coastal sharks. The commercial possession limit will increase

MacNeil welcomes potential for Spurdog by-catch landings in the Minch

MacNeil welcomes potential for Spurdog by-catch landings in the Minch

News Release Angus MacNeil, Scottish National Party, Member of Parliament for Na h-Eileanan an Iar. 26. November 2015 —————— Trawlermen may soon be able to land the edible fish Spurdog which they are currently forced to discard back into the sea, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP has learned. Responding to questions from Mr MacNeil

Florida: Individual to appear before judge for possession of undersized shark

Florida: Individual to appear before judge for possession of undersized shark

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report November 6, 2015 thru November 12, 2015 ( … ) SOUTH REGION A BROWARD COUNTY Officers Matthews and Vacin were on patrol in the area of the John Lloyd State Park Jetty and were conducting marine fisheries inspections. One individual

Florida: Two individuals arrested for illegal possession of nurse sharks

Florida: Two individuals arrested for illegal possession of nurse sharks

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report September 4, 2015 thru September 11, 2015 ( … ) SOUTH REGION B MONROE COUNTY Officer Hein was on state land patrol in the Islamorada area when he noticed a group of people fishing on a private dock. Officer Hein

New Shark Sanctuary In The Caribbean Netherlands

New Shark Sanctuary In The Caribbean Netherlands

News Release Government of the Netherlands 02. September 2015 ————————- Caribbean coral reefs for sharks During her visit to Saba and Bonaire, Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Minister for Agriculture, opened a shark sanctuary. Shark populations throughout the world are in steep decline, so these animals need extra protection against illegal fishing. Steps also need to be

NOAA seeks tips on illegal killing of endangered smalltooth sawfish in Florida

NOAA seeks tips on illegal killing of endangered smalltooth sawfish in Florida

Press Release The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 06. August 2015 ——————— NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement seeks tips on illegal killing of endangered smalltooth sawfish in Fort Lauderdale, Florida St. Petersburg, FL – Authorities recovered the detached head of an endangered sawfish July 29 on Fort Lauderdale Beach. According to law enforcement officials,

EU Parliamentary questions: Shark related questions from Oct 2014 to July 2015

EU Parliamentary questions: Shark related questions from Oct 2014 to July 2015

European Parliament : Parliamentary questions, submitted from October 2014 to July 2015, regarding European Shark Fisheries Policy and Management.   Parliamentary question P-011546/2015 17 July 2015 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 130 Jean Lambert (Verts/ALE) Subject: Shark finning Under Regulation (EC) No 206/2009 the EU permits individuals to bring up to 20

DEC: First Successful Shark Fin Case Results in Guilty Felony Plea

DEC: First Successful Shark Fin Case Results in Guilty Felony Plea

Press Release New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 10. August 2015 ——————- First Case to Conclude Under NY’s New Shark Fin Ban The Brooklyn-based Long Quan Seafood Corp. pleaded guilty to felony commercialization of wildlife on June 22 in Brooklyn Criminal Court and paid a $10,000 fine for trafficking in shark fins, New

90-Day Findings to List the Smooth Hammerhead and Bigeye Thresher Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

90-Day Findings to List the Smooth Hammerhead and Bigeye Thresher Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

Press Release National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 11. August 2015 ——————— 90-Day Findings to List the Smooth Hammerhead and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act NOAA Fisheries announces a 90-day finding on a petition to list the smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) range-wide or, in the alternative, any

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