Fishery Management

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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

Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to protect the blue shark

Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to protect the blue shark

Press Release Samoa Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme 27. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — “The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem

PH goes full blast on campaign to include 2 shark species in CMS appendices

PH goes full blast on campaign to include 2 shark species in CMS appendices

Press Release Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines) 27. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — The Philippines has gone all out with its campaign to give further protection to two shark species – whale shark and white-spotted wedgefish – at an international conference current ly being held in

ASMFC sets 2018 harvest regulations for dogfish

ASMFC sets 2018 harvest regulations for dogfish

News Release The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) 17. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Approves 2018 Fishery Specifications Norfolk, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish Management Board approved a spiny dogfish commercial quota of 38,195,822 pounds for the 2018 fishing season

Belize: Sharks and Rays management and conservation initiatives

Belize: Sharks and Rays management and conservation initiatives

Press Release Belize Fisheries Department 25. September 2017 — – — — – – – — — – — – – The Belize Fisheries Department in partnership with the Florida International University, the Belize High Seas Fisheries Unit and with the support of the Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization (OSPESCA) is pleased to announce

Queensland: Improved protection for hammerhead sharks

Queensland: Improved protection for hammerhead sharks

Media Statement Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development The Honourable Bill Byrne Friday, August 11, 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Fishery management controls around hammerhead sharks have been strengthened to help prevent them being listed as an endangered species. Fisheries

Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36

Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36

JULY 11, 2017 Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36 Sharks per Trip and Regulation Reminders The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) is increasing the retention limit for the commercial aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management groups for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region

Gibraltar enacts new legislation protecting Sharks, Rays and Skates

Gibraltar enacts new legislation protecting Sharks, Rays and Skates

Press Release HM Government of Gibraltar Ministry of Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change 4th May 2017 — — — — — — — — The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change, Dr. John Cortes, has today published a significant amendment to the Nature Protection Act 1991 making Gibraltar one of the

Oceana Sues Trump Administration to Protect Overfished Dusky Sharks

Oceana Sues Trump Administration to Protect Overfished Dusky Sharks

Press Release OCEANA 04. May 2017 — — — — — — — — — Thousands of Dusky Sharks Continue to Die in US Fisheries Every Year, in Violation of Federal Law WASHINGTON — Today, Oceana, represented by Earthjustice, has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its continued failure to end the overfishing

MDMR officials oppose proposed changes to NOAA shark regulations

MDMR officials oppose proposed changes to NOAA shark regulations

Media Release Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 21. December 2016 — — — — — — — BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is opposed to proposals by NOAA Fisheries that would increase shark regulations for recreational and commercial fishermen. NOAA is proposing that recreational and commercial fishermen be required to complete

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, Aug. 25 to Nov. 17, 2016

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports,  Aug. 25 to Nov. 17, 2016

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report August 26 through September 1, 2016 BAY COUNTY Officer Leonard received a tip that a charter boat harvested two dusky sharks and brought them to a seafood market to be cleaned. A short time later, he arrived at the seafood

Spearfishermen convicted for harming Greynurse Shark

Spearfishermen convicted for harming Greynurse Shark

Media Release NSW Department of Industry, Australia 08. September 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — Two spearfishermen have been convicted for harming a critically endangered Greynurse Shark at Mona Vale in Sydney following a citizen-assisted investigation. One of the men returned from overseas to face Manly Local Court

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, July 8 to August 25, 2016

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, July 8 to August 25, 2016

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 22 through July 28, 2016 FRANKLIN COUNTY Officers Nelson, Robb and Miller were working complaints of shark finning in St. George Island State Park, and while Officers Nelson and Robb were on foot patrol they observed an individual catch

ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

News Release Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 04. August 2016 — — — — — — — — Alexandria, VA – The Coastal Sharks Management Board approved Addendum IV to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Coastal Sharks. The Addendum amends the FMP to allow smooth dogfish carcasses to be landed with corresponding

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