Fishery Management

Federal Protection of NE Pacific Ocean White Shark not warranted

Federal Protection of NE Pacific Ocean White Shark not warranted

NOAA Fisheries today issued a final determination that the northeastern Pacific Ocean white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) population is not in danger of extinction and does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.

Queensland Fisherman Fined For Shark Finning

Queensland Fisherman Fined For Shark Finning

Press Release The State of Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 26. June 2013 ——————— Wide-Bay Burnett fishers net big fine Two men have been convicted and fined for separate fisheries offences in Bundaberg Magistrates Court. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) District Manager Greg Bowness said collectively the men were fined $20,500. “A

EU agrees to tighten its ban on shark finning

EU agrees to tighten its ban on shark finning

Today, the Council adopted an amending regulation on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament (76/12). The Portuguese delegation voted against. This text aims to eliminate existing derogations to the ban on "shark finning".

European Parliament secures sustainable fisheries policy

European Parliament secures sustainable fisheries policy

Press Release European Parliament 30. May 2013 ——————– Measures to stop overfishing and ban discards, Parliament’s key common fisheries policy (CFP) reform aims, have been safeguarded in a deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on Thursday. The deal should allow a more sustainable common fisheries policy to take effect on time, at the start

ASMFC Approves Smoothhound Shark Addendum II

ASMFC Approves Smoothhound Shark Addendum II

NEWS RELEASE Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013 —————— ASMFC Spiny Dogfish & Coastal Sharks Board Approves Smoothhound Shark Addendum II & Initiates Draft Addendum III Alexandria, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish and Coastal Sharks Management Board has approved Addendum II to the Atlantic Coastal Sharks Fishery Management Plan.

Dusky Sharks Will Be Considered for Endangered Species Act Protection

Dusky Sharks Will Be Considered for Endangered Species Act Protection

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

Good news for sharks at Indian Ocean Tuna Commission meeting

Good news for sharks at Indian Ocean Tuna Commission meeting

News Release World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWF ) 13. May 2013 —————— Gland, Switzerland: WWF welcomes the adoption of key conservation measures for oceanic white-tip sharks, whale sharks and cetaceans following the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) annual meeting last week in Mauritius. IOTC member states agreed on important measures for the management

Coast Guard stops illegal shark fishing near Mexico border

Coast Guard stops illegal shark fishing near Mexico border

News Release Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi 13. May 2013 —————— Coast Guard stops illegal fishing; releases endangered sea turtle and 5 sharks BROWNSVILLE, Texas — An endangered sea turtle and five sharks were released back to the ocean late Sunday night after the Coast Guard spotted Mexicans fishing illegally in U.S. waters, approximately 1

Final US Catch Limits for Spiny Dogfish for 2013-2015

Final US Catch Limits for Spiny Dogfish for 2013-2015

Northeast Region Bulletin National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 —————— For information contact: Sustainable Fisheries Division 978-281-9315 Date issued: 04 /30/2013 Spiny Dogfish Fishery SMALL ENTITY COMPLIANCE GUIDE Final 2013 – 2015 Fishery Specifications Effective date: May 1, 2013 NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service has approved final

Great Hammerhead Sharks Will Be Considered for Endangered Species Act Protection

Great Hammerhead Sharks Will Be Considered for Endangered Species Act Protection

Press Release WildEarth Guardians 25. April 2013 ———————————— Great Hammerheads Threatened by Commercial Exploitation, “Finning” Washington, DC –National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will consider listing the great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) as “threatened” or “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agency has made a positive preliminary finding on a petition by WildEarth Guardians

NOAA seeks comments on proposal to list scalloped hammerhead sharks under ESA

NOAA seeks comments on proposal to list scalloped hammerhead sharks under ESA

NOAA’s Fisheries Service, in response to a petition submitted by the WildEarth Guardians and Friends of Animals is proposing to list four populations of scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Endangered Species Act, two as threatened and two as endangered.

Taiwan: Fisheries Agency’s new rule aims to help shark research

Taiwan: Fisheries Agency’s new rule aims to help shark research

By Lee I-chia  /  Taipei Times Staff reporter, 26. March 2013   FACT FISHING: A sudden rise in reports of catches of three shark species has prompted the agency to devise regulations aiming to aid scientific research A new regulation requiring fishing management departments and research laboratories to report the capture of great white sharks,

Mediterranean and Black Sea sharks risk extinction

Mediterranean and Black Sea sharks risk extinction

Shark populations in the Mediterranean and Black Sea have dropped dramatically over the last two centuries and now risk extinction, with serious implications for the region's entire marine ecosystem and food chains, according to a new FAO study.

California: Fishing Industry Joins Legal Battle Against Shark Fin Ban

California: Fishing Industry Joins Legal Battle Against Shark Fin Ban

On March 4, 2013 the Sustainable Fisheries Association (SFA), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization representing New England Atlantic spiny dogfish shark processors, joined a California legal battle arguing that a state law banning the sale and transport of shark fins is both wasteful and unconstitutional.

2.7 Million Sharks Caught By U.S. Recreational Fishermen in 2011

2.7 Million Sharks Caught By U.S. Recreational Fishermen in 2011

U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $199 billion in sales and supported 1.7 million jobs in the nation’s economy in 2011, according to a new economic report released by NOAA’s Fisheries Service.