Fishery Management

Hawaii: Shark fishing ban goes into effect January 1

Hawaii: Shark fishing ban goes into effect January 1

Press Release Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaii — —- —- —- — —- — A bill passed by the 2021 State Legislature banning shark fishing will take effect January 1, 2022. Act 51 (House Bill 553) makes it illegal to knowingly capture, entangle, or kill a shark in state marine waters. The new law applies

ICCAT agreed a new conservation measure for the North Atlantic shortfin mako shark

ICCAT agreed a new conservation measure for the North Atlantic shortfin mako shark

Press Release International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 23. November 2021 — — — — — — Closure of the 27th Regular meeting of the Commission The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial problems throughout 2020 and 2021, with several of the Contracting Parties and Cooperating Parties, Entities or Fishing Entities of the

Media Statement on concerns around potential amendments to the shark ban in the Maldives

Media Statement on concerns around potential amendments to the shark ban in the Maldives

Press Release Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture Male’, Republic of Maldives 20. April 2021 — — — — — — — — Following serious concerns regarding the status of shark stocks in Maldivian waters, as well as the Indian Ocean in general, the Maldives adopted the Precautionary Approach and imposed a ban on

UAE: Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing and Trade

UAE:  Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing and Trade

Press Release United Arab EmiratesMinistry of Climate Change and Environment 24. February 2021 — — — — — — — — Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Commence Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1 The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will impose the annual fishing and trade ban on

ICCAT negotiations on mako sharks

ICCAT negotiations on mako sharks

Press Release DefraUK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 19. November 2020 —- —- —- —- —- —- The  International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 2020 fishery management negotiations are currently taking place by correspondence. The UK has co-sponsored a proposal alongside Canada and Senegal which would provide greater protections for

Taiwan: Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited

Taiwan: Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited

Press Release Taiwan Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture 11. November 2020 —- — —- —- —- —- Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited in Taiwan Great white shark, basking shark and megamounth shark fishing has been prohibited in Taiwan since November 10, 2020, and incidental catch shall be released immediately

Expert Panel on Sharks to review conservation and management of species by South Africa

Expert Panel on Sharks to review conservation and management of species by South Africa

Press Release Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa 21. May 2020 — — — — — — — — The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, has appointed an Expert Panel on Sharks to review the management and conservation of the species by South Africa. The nine-member Panel comprising of national and

CRD proposes circle-hook, other changes for shark fishing

CRD proposes circle-hook, other changes for shark fishing

Press Release Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division 04. December 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing additional changes to fishing regulations first recommended in September. The Coastal Resources Division of DNR on Wednesday asked the

ICCAT: Good News For Blue Sharks, But No Mako Shark Agreement Yet

ICCAT: Good News For Blue Sharks, But No Mako Shark Agreement Yet

Press Release European Commission 29. November 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Good news for tuna and blue sharks The International Commission for the conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) met for its 26th Regular Meeting of the Commission, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain between the 18th and 25th November

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Press Release Fisheries and Oceans Canada 20. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Toronto, ON –  Shark finning is a destructive practice that needs a strong and immediate response to stop the devastating impact on global shark populations. As apex predators, sharks play a critical role in keeping

Eight Shark Species to Benefit from Greater Protection Globally

Eight Shark Species to Benefit from Greater Protection Globally

Press Release Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) 14. December 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — — Monaco, 14 December 2018– After five days’ intensive discussions, the 3rd session of the Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks came to a

UAE announces new Shark Protection Plan

UAE announces new Shark Protection Plan

Press Release UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment 11. June 2018 ———   ————–   ———- Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Develops National Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched the National Plan of Action (NPOA) for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

UAE Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February to 30th June

UAE Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February to 30th June

News Release Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) 31. January 2018 — — — — — — — — — The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced that shark fishing is banned during the period from Thursday 1st February until 30th June, coinciding with their breeding season. The ban is pursuant to

CMS listing not enough to protect sharks

CMS listing not enough to protect sharks

Press Release World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) 29. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Global shark conservation coalition welcomes new shark listings on UN wildlife treaty, while stressing urgent need for implementation   A coalition of leading shark conservation organizations welcomed the decision by Parties to the Convention

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Statement The Pew Charitable Trusts 28. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — U.N. treaty meeting in Manila identifies 6 shark species as global priority MANILA, Philippines—The Pew Charitable Trusts today praised the 124 governments of the U.N. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals