Conservation & Fishery

FWC cites angler for possession of over the shark bag limit

FWC cites angler for possession of over the shark bag limit

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report September 12-September 18, 2014 ( … ) SOUTHWEST REGION MANATEE COUNTY Officer Laskowski was patrolling the south Skyway fishing area for fishing activity. Officer Laskowski was watching an individual fishing when he observed him catching a shark and put it

Cebu: Amended PB ordinance shields shark from extermination

Cebu: Amended PB ordinance shields shark from extermination

Provincial News Cebu Provincial Government 16. September 2014 —————————– By Ramon Gallardo The once dreaded creature in the sea, the shark, which man fears to encounter specially during a sea mishap, human being now seems shifted his notion to this kind of animal as a mere predator – to its importance to our marine biodiversity.

NOAA: Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead Sharks

NOAA: Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead Sharks

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD476 — Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Highly Migratory Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead Sharks A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/05/2014 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This action serves as a

The Unique Collection and Variety Hotels join ‘Fin-Free Thailand’

The Unique Collection and Variety Hotels join ‘Fin-Free Thailand’

Press Release The Unique Collection of Hotels and Resorts 30. August 2014 ————————— 13 Hotels and Resorts Managed By The Unique Collection and Variety Hotels Join “FIN-FREE THAILAND” The Unique Collection and Variety Hotels are participated in “Fin-Free Thailand to stop serving shark fin and become 100% shark fin free to protect endangered sharks which

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group To Ban Shark Fin In Asia Pacific Hotels

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group To Ban Shark Fin In Asia Pacific Hotels

News Release Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 01. September 2014 ————————— SINGAPORE (September 1, 2014) – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced that the company has joined the fight in reversing the rapid decline in the shark population and signaling its commitment towards sustainable seafood sourcing. Reaffirming its commitment to operate as a responsible business, the

CITES Application Guidelines for US Fishermen

CITES Application Guidelines for US Fishermen

This document was created to assist U.S. fishers who plan to engage in international commercial trade (e.g. fishing on the high seas and landing in the United States or in a foreign country, importing, exporting, or re-exporting) of oceanic whitetip shark, three species of hammerhead sharks (scalloped, great, and smooth), porbeagle shark, and manta rays.

From ‘Avoid’ to ‘Best Choice’: Pacific spiny dogfish upgraded by Seafood Watch

From ‘Avoid’ to ‘Best Choice’: Pacific spiny dogfish upgraded by Seafood Watch

New and Updated Recommendations – September 2014 The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch 02. September 2014 —————————- Consumers now have many more sustainable seafood options from the West Coast New and updated recommendations for September 2014 include cabezon, crab, dogfish, groundfish, grouper, grenadier, lingcod, lobster, Pacific cod, sablefish and skate. The most exciting news is

US ‘JAWS Act’ introduced to halt foreign aid to countries that allow shark finning

US ‘JAWS Act’ introduced to halt foreign aid to countries that allow shark finning

Press Release Blake Farenthold United States Congressman, 27th District of Texas 19. August 2014 ————————- U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold introduces H.R.5308, the Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks (JAWS) Act to halt foreign aid to countries that allow shark finning WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (TX-27) introduced H.R. 5308, the Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks

Shark finning to be banned in New Zealand waters

Shark finning to be banned in New Zealand waters

Press Release Hon Nathan Guy, Primary Industries Minister Hon Dr Nick Smith, Conservation Minister 20. August 2014 ——————- Shark finning to be banned from 1 October A ban on the finning of all shark species within New Zealand waters will take effect from 1 October this year, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries

Australia: DAFF Notification regarding new CITES listings of 5 shark species

Australia: DAFF Notification regarding new CITES listings of 5 shark species

ICON Alert Date: 15. August 2014 New CITES requirements for the export and import of five shark species From 14 September 2014, all exporters and importers will be required to apply for, and obtain a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permit from the Department of Environment for

New EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement Increases Shark Quota By 25 Percent

New EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement Increases Shark Quota By 25 Percent

News Release Presidency of the Government of Spain Complejo de la Moncloa 23. June 2014 —————– Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs welcomes renewal of EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement for a further four years The new Protocol was signed yesterday in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs

Atlantic Shark Fishery update from Jan – June 2014

Atlantic Shark Fishery update from Jan – June 2014

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update   Jan-june-Shark-Landings       mt dw – lb dw Converted to Number of Sharks   January 1- June 18, 2014   We at Shark Attack Survivors and Shark Year Magazine support Proper fishery management which allows for and promotes removal of appropriate numbers of sharks while insuring species

Bill to ban shark fins passes Massachusetts Senate

Bill to ban shark fins passes Massachusetts Senate

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 20. June 2014 On 19. June 2014, the legislation banning the possession or sale of shark fins cleared the Massachusetts state Senate unanimously (YEAS 38, NAYS 0, see votes below). The bill only exempts smooth-hound sharks, spiny dogfish and any species in the order batoidea (Rays and Skates) from

Shark meat seized by Cebu Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force

Shark meat seized by Cebu Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force

Provincial News Province of Cebu 13. June 2014 ——————— Thresher shark meat seized in Naga By Xerxes Alkuino The Cebu Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force (CPAIFTF) apprehended an Isuzu Elf that was carrying bags of shark meat. CPAIFTF Team Leader Loy Anthony Madrigal said the vehicle was flagged down along the national highway in Naga

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Press Release CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 11. June 2014 —————— Fate of Iconic Species in the Balance as Key Wildlife Conservation Conference Countdown Commences Bonn, Germany, 11 June 2014 – Some of the world’s most endangered species, many of them migratory, are facing unprecedented threats from climate change,