Fishery Management

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Mexico bans fishing for Great white sharks

Mexico bans fishing for Great white sharks

On January 27th 2014, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) has established a permanent ban on fishing for great white sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias) in Mexican waters. The related text was published today in the Official Gazette (DOF : 27/01/2014). A full copy of the original text ( in...

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group...

Better Shark Data ‘Welcome’

Better Shark Data ‘Welcome’

Press Release Seafood New Zealand 09. January 2014 ———————- The seafood industry has welcomed the plans for more detailed information on shark populations announced in the just released National Plan of Action – Sharks. Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive, Tim Pankhurst, says in particular he is pleased with the government intention to work with...

NZ Shark finning ban to be in force sooner

NZ Shark finning ban to be in force sooner

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today confirmed the Government’s decision to ban shark finning and have tightened the timetable in response to 45,300 submissions on the National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. ...

Is shark conservation working in the USA?

Is shark conservation working in the USA?

In 1986 a shark survey began off the east coast of the USA. 1998 was a record high of  917 sharks and tagged 859. In 2009 another record high of  1,675 sharks from 19 different species and tagged 1,352. In 2012 another record high of 1,831 shark were caught with 1,654 tagged and released....

Colombia Signs Sharks MOU

Colombia Signs Sharks MOU

Press Release Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) 06. December 2013 ————————– Bonn, 6 December 2013 – The CMS Secretariat welcomes Colombia as the 27th country signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) with effect from 1 November 2013. The original signature block was received this...

2014 Commercial Shark Fishing Season in Louisiana

2014 Commercial Shark Fishing Season in Louisiana

Press Release Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) 12. December 2013 ———————- COMMERCIAL FISHING FOR NON-SANDBAR LARGE COASTAL SHARKS TO OPEN IN STATE WATERS JANUARY 1 December 12, 2013 – Commercial fishing for Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Sharks will open in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2014, federal waters will also open...

Solomon Islands Government takes a lead on shark conservation

Solomon Islands Government takes a lead on shark conservation

Press Release WWF, Australia 04. December 2013 ———————– SUVA, FIJI: The Government of the Solomon Islands has taken a significant step forward to address threats to shark populations within their waters. At an announcement made today at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation & Protected Areas in Suva, the Ministry of Environment,...

New Zealand proposes ban on shark finning

New Zealand proposes ban on shark finning

The Government is proposing to ban the removal of shark fins and the dumping of the shark carcass at sea, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. ...

Fishing Industry Science Alliance – Spiny Dogfish Project Launched

Fishing Industry Science Alliance – Spiny Dogfish Project Launched

Published by ‘Hebrides News Today’, on 05. November 2013   This morning Barra and South Uist Councillor Donald Manford chaired a meeting of fishermen and fishing industry representatives in Stornoway to mark the launch of the Fishing Industry Science Alliance – Spurdog/Spiny Dogfish Project. Dr. Clive Fox from the Scottish Marine Institute in Oban...

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