Fishery Management

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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.

Fishing Leads to Significant Shark Population Declines

Fishing Leads to Significant Shark Population Declines

Press Release Florida International University 01. March 2013 ———————- The world’s shark population is experiencing significant decline with perhaps 100 million or more sharks being lost every year, according to a study published this week in Marine Policy. While sharks are one of the oldest vertebrate groups on the planet, the population decline is causing

U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery successfully expands scope of MSC certification

U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery successfully expands scope of MSC certification

News Release Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) 26. February 2013 ————————– Following the success of the certification of the United States east coast North Atlantic fishery for spiny dogfish to the MSC standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery in August, 2012, the fishery has expanded the scope of certification to cover the remaining offshore areas

INTERPOL targets illegal fishing

INTERPOL targets illegal fishing

Media Release INTERPOL 26. February 2013 INTERPOL launches Project Scale to combat fisheries crime LYON, France – INTERPOL has launched Project Scale, a global initiative to detect, suppress and combat fisheries crime which is estimated to cost the global economy up to USD 23 billion each year and is linked to other forms of serious

Jones Helps Stop Fed’s Proposed NC Fishing Closure

Jones Helps Stop Fed’s Proposed NC Fishing Closure

Press Release Congressman Walter Jones 3rd District of North Carolina 25. February 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) has successfully worked to stop a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposal that would have closed federal waters off Dare County to pelagic long-line fishing in order to better protect dusky sharks.  Roughly a

ASMFC Approves Smooth Dogfish Draft Addendum for Public Comment

ASMFC Approves Smooth Dogfish Draft Addendum for Public Comment

News Release Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission ( ASMFC ) 21. February 2013 Working towards healthy, self-sustaining populations of all Atlantic coast fish species, or successful restoration well in progress by the year 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish and Coastal Sharks Management Board approved Draft Addendum II to the

NMFS to Reconsider Proposed Dusky Shark Measures

NMFS to Reconsider Proposed Dusky Shark Measures

News Release NOAA Fisheries Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 20. February 2013 —————————- NMFS to Reconsider Dusky Shark Measures Proposed in Draft Amendment 5 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan On November 26, 2012, we published a proposed rule (77 FR 70552) for draft Amendment 5 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species

ESA Process: Calif. Aquarium will not collect White sharks for exhibit in 2013

ESA Process: Calif. Aquarium will not collect White sharks for exhibit in 2013

The Aquarium is very supportive of today’s decision by the California Fish and Game Commission to evaluate whether the Northeastern Pacific population of great white sharks requires additional protection under the California Endangered Species Act.

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