Fishery Management

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Member of WA Liberals Suggests to Reinstate Commercial Shark Fishing on Trial Basis

Member of WA Liberals Suggests to Reinstate Commercial Shark Fishing on Trial Basis

By Hon Phil Edman Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for South Metropolitan Region Published in the South Metro Scoop March 2014 —————– RE-INSTATING WET LINING AND COMMERCIAL SHARK FISHING Phil Edman — 4 April 2014 I met recently with Hon Ken Baston, the Minister for Fisheries, as well as several personnel from the

Endangered Species Listing of Northeast Pacific White Sharks Not Warranted

Endangered Species Listing of Northeast Pacific White Sharks Not Warranted

Department of Fish and Wildlife Releases White Shark Status Review under the California Endangered Species Act. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released a full status review of the Northeast Pacific population of white shark under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Shark Violations in US Fisheries – Sept 2013 to Apr 2014

Shark Violations in US Fisheries – Sept 2013 to Apr 2014

Notices of Violation and Assessments Issued Cases charged from September 2013 to April 2014   •SE1200522; Mississippi state registered vessel – Owner and operator were charged in two counts under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for exceeding the bag limit on large coastal sharks and for possessing undersized sharks. A $4,000 NOVA was issued. •SE1105098; F/V Watersport

WA Greens’ new Biodiversity Bill will protect sharks

WA Greens’ new Biodiversity Bill will protect sharks

Media Statement Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC ( WA Greens ) 20. March 2014 ——————– WA Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has today introduced a long-overdue Biodiversity Legislation (Priority Reforms) Bill to protect Western Australia’s flora and fauna, including marine life such as sharks. “Western Australia has exceptional levels of biodiversity on a global scale, yet the

New Oceana Report Exposes Nine of the Dirtiest U.S. Fisheries

New Oceana Report Exposes Nine of the Dirtiest U.S. Fisheries

Press Release Oceana 20. March 2014 ————— Oceana Launches New Campaign to Stop the Wasted Catch of Fish and Ocean Wildlife Today, Oceana released a new report exposing nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the United States. These nine fisheries combined throw away almost half of what they catch and are responsible for more than

NOAA: 90-Day Finding to List 10 Skate and Ray Species under ESA

NOAA: 90-Day Finding to List 10 Skate and Ray Species under ESA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) RIN 0648-XD080 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List 10 Species of Skates and Rays and 15 Species of Bony Fishes as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),

New Conservation Boost for Sharks in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

New Conservation Boost for Sharks in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

Press Release Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals ( CMS ) 17. February 2014 ———————– Dubai, 17 February 2014 – Efforts to conserve migratory sharks have been strengthened at an international workshop on shark conservation supported by the UN. Government representatives from nine countries have gathered in Dubai to lend more

Hefty fine for killing juvenile Great White Shark in New South Wales, Australia

Hefty fine for killing juvenile Great White Shark in New South Wales, Australia

A man who killed a juvenile Great White Shark by deliberately striking it with his boat at Sussex Inlet has been fined more than $18,000 including court costs. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Director of Fisheries Compliance, Glenn Tritton, said the 40-year-old man from Glenbrook was found guilty of harming a threatened species when the matter was heard in...

Hawaii considers penalties for ‘harming’ sharks and rays

Hawaii considers penalties for ‘harming’ sharks and rays

Hawaii : Penalties Considered for Killing, Harming Sharks and Rays. House Bill 2380, from Rep. Nicole Lowen, would create penalties as high as $10,000 for any person who knowingly captures, harms or kills sharks and rays within state waters.

NOAA Fisheries and states of California, Maryland and Washington determine that their shark finning laws are consistent

NOAA Fisheries and states of California, Maryland and Washington determine that their shark finning laws are consistent

NOAA Fisheries and the states of California, Maryland and Washington have agreed through an exchange of letters that their individual state shark finning laws are consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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