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Taiwan: Law on Shark Finning

Taiwan: Law on Shark Finning

Directions on the Disposal of the Fins of the Shark Catches of Fishing Vessels Note: The following provides an update on our previous post 20. Oct 2011 Taiwan to ban Shark Finning from next year.   Promulgated on 19 January 2012 by Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan under Order No. Nung-sou-yu 1011330088 and become...

Australia: Gulper shark management arrangements

Australia: Gulper shark management arrangements

Published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries – Fishing and Aquaculture : Both Harrisson’s dogfish (Centrophoros harrissoni) and southern dogfish (C. zeehaani) have been considerably depleted in their range of distribution.  As such, actions are required that will enable the rebuilding of their populations.  The Commonwealth organisations: Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), the...

Louisiana: Two Men Arrested For Shark Violations In Plaquemines Parish

Louisiana: Two Men Arrested For Shark Violations In Plaquemines Parish

News Release by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Contact : Adam Einck), 10. April 2012 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents participated in a joint enforcement patrol that resulted in two men arrested for alleged fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish on April 8. Agents arrested Rick Nguyen, 37, of...

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 :...

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...

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...

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 fish 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...

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...

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...

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