Fishery Management

Oceana seeks protections for sharks at ICCAT meeting

Oceana seeks protections for sharks at ICCAT meeting

Oceana seeks protections for sharks at ICCAT meeting

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Closure of Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Atlantic Region

Closure of Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Atlantic Region

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Atlantic Region

Resolutions adopted by the 15th EEA Scientific Conference

Resolutions adopted by the 15th EEA Scientific Conference

Shark Year Magazine, 07. November 2011. This is an update on the previous post Shark Researchers meet in Berlin .   Here are the links to download a pdf of the programme (including abstracts) and the resolutions adopted at the Annual General Meeting of the EEA in Berlin, Oct 2011 : EEA 2011 Scientific Conference: 

Costa Rica Commission to review Maritime Agencies

Costa Rica Commission to review Maritime Agencies

Costa Rica’s Chinchilla agrees to form commission to review maritime agencies   By Clayton R. Norman, The Tico Times, 4. November 2011 Among the agencies under presidential review is the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute, which is often criticized by environmental groups. President Laura Chinchilla announced on Friday that she will form a commission of experts

NOAA increases Northeast Skate Quota

NOAA increases Northeast Skate Quota

NOAA increases northeast skate quota for fishermen by 17 million pounds

St. Maarten protects Elasmobranch Species

St. Maarten protects Elasmobranch Species

Shark Poaching Now Illegal Species protected in Territorial Waters of St. Maarten

EU: More Protection for Porbeagle sharks

EU: More Protection for Porbeagle sharks

European Union More Protection for Porbeagle sharks Lamna nasus

US Spiny Dogfish Management Measures for 2012

US Spiny Dogfish Management Measures for 2012

Mid-Atlantic Council Adopts Increase in Spiny Dogfish Quotas for 2012

Oceans Research Press Release on Illegal White Shark Capture

Oceans Research Press Release on Illegal White Shark Capture

Man Illegally Catches a great white shark in Mossel Bay Press Release by Oceans Research 16th October, 2011: Mossel Bay — Man illegally catches a Great White Shark On Friday 14th October 2011, Oceans Research received a phone call from local members of the community regarding an incident that was taking place at Beacon Point in

Fishing industry upset by extension of ban

Fishing industry upset by extension of ban

By ABC News,21. October 2011 The shark and gillnet fishing industry is angry at a Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) decision to enforce larger non- fishing boundaries for a further 18 months. The Authority initially set up the trial near sea lion colonies last April, in an effort to minimise sea lion deaths. It says

Taiwan to ban Shark Finning from next year

Taiwan to ban Shark Finning from next year

Taiwan announces plans to regulate Shark Fishery   Published by Taiwan Today – News Ticker, 20. October 2011 The Taiwanese Fisheries Agency said Oct. 19 that it will tightly regulate shark fishing starting next year. In the future, the agency said, it will be illegal for fishermen to collect only shark fins while dumping the

Greater protection for Elasmobranchs in Scotland

Greater protection for Elasmobranchs in Scotland

Greater protection for shark, skate and ray The Nature of Scotland – Autumn 2011 – Issue 13 New rules are being drafted to increase the protection of vulnerable species of shark, skate and ray in Scotland. A protection order for the species will go to the Scottish Parliament for approval, which will provide further safeguards

Sabah prohibits shark fishing

Sabah prohibits shark fishing

Shark Hunting In Sabah Expected To Become Illegal Early Next Year   Published by BERNAMA, 12. October 2011 By early next year, shark hunting is expected to be illegal in Sabah, says State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun. He said his ministry was ready with the appropriate paperwork after considering seeking a

Shark Fishery in the United Arab Emirates

Shark Fishery in the United Arab Emirates

Ministerial Decision No. (216) for the year 2011on the amendment the Ministerial Decision No. (542) for the year 2008 on the organizing measures for capturing of shark Minister of Environment and Water, Pursuant to the Federal Law No. (1) for the year 1972 on the functions of the ministries and the powers of the ministers