Fishery Management

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EU Hammerhead Shark Proposal Rejected at 83rd IATTC Meeting

EU Hammerhead Shark Proposal Rejected at 83rd IATTC Meeting

The European Commission is disappointed with the outcomes of the 83rd annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which finished on 29 June in La Jolla, California, the United States. ...

Commercial Large Coastal Shark Fishery in Gulf of Mexico to be closed on July 6

Commercial Large Coastal Shark Fishery in Gulf of Mexico to be closed on July 6

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico Region The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) projects that the landings for the commercial non-sandbar large coastal shark fishery in the Gulf of Mexico region soon...

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Shark Finning Regulation

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Shark Finning Regulation

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels’ COM(2011) 798 final — 2011/0364 (COD) (2012/C 181/34) Rapporteur: Mr Espuny MOYANO   21.6.2012  Official Journal of...

Venezuela Ends Shark Finning, Creates Protected Area

Venezuela Ends Shark Finning, Creates Protected Area

Press Release The PEW Charitable Trusts Jun 20, 2012 Contact: Rachel Brittin, 202.540.6312 City: Washington Pew applauds action to ban shark fishing in critical breeding habitat Venezuela set forth a series of measures this week to protect sharks within its waters. Most significantly, commercial shark fishing is now prohibited throughout the 3,730 square kilometers...

The UK takes another step to protect endangered sharks

The UK takes another step to protect endangered sharks

News Release Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) 18 June 2012 Endangered sharks will be given greater protection following the signing of an international agreement on the conservation of sharks, Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon announced today. The agreement, the first of its kind to address the global conservation of sharks, was signed...

EU: Dogfish assessed as not overfished in Northeast Atlantic

EU: Dogfish assessed as not overfished in Northeast Atlantic

Fishing opportunities for 2013: Improvements for some fish stocks Press Release European Commission Brussels, 8 June 2012 In a consultation document adopted today, the European Commission sets out its intentions for fixing fishing opportunities for 2013. Through this annual document the Commission asks for the views of Member States and stakeholders on the setting...

UN Secretary-General urges countries to protect marine environment

UN Secretary-General urges countries to protect marine environment

On World Oceans Day, Ban urges countries to protect marine environment UN News Centre 08. June 2012 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to boost their efforts to protect the world’s oceans, which are threatened by overfishing, toxic waste, and climate change. “We must do more for our world’s oceans, which are...

EU Proposal to protect Hammerhead Sharks from sport and commercial fisheries in IATTC Area

EU Proposal to protect Hammerhead Sharks from sport and commercial fisheries in IATTC Area

INTER-AMERICAN TROPICAL TUNA COMMISSION 83RD MEETING La Jolla, California (USA) 25-29 June 2012 PROPOSAL IATTC-83 E-1 SUBMITTED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION IATTC RESOLUTION ON THE CONSERVATION OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS (FAMILY SPHYRNIDAE) CAUGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH FISHERIES IN THE IATTC CONVENTION AREA EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM Goal: Hammerhead sharks, caught mainly in the longline but also in...

Australia: Shark fishers focus on sustainability

Australia: Shark fishers focus on sustainability

By the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) 28. May 2012 A group of 30 commercial shark fishers has improved their understanding of sustainable fishing practices in a two-day “Improved Environmental Work Practices” workshop at the South East Australia Maritime Education Centre (Seamec) in Lakes Entrance last week. The workshop, a joint initiative between industry,...

Tuna processors put shark finning ban in writing

Tuna processors put shark finning ban in writing

Media Release International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Companies that Prohibit Shark Finning   Posted by Mike Crispino, 1 June 2012 This year we asked the tuna industry to take a step toward ending the practice of shark finning, the act of removing a shark’s fin while discarding the carcass at sea. It violates the Food...

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