Fishery Management

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NOAA proposes increase in skate quota

NOAA proposes increase in skate quota

News Release NOAA proposes 17 million pound increase in skate quota for fishermen based on updated science   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Maggie Mooney-Seus, NOAA. August 29, 2011 NOAA is proposing a 56-percent, or 17 million pound, increase in the amount of Northeast skate fishermen can land this year, based on updated scientific information. With

Florida proposes protection for hammerheads, tiger sharks

Florida proposes protection for hammerheads, tiger sharks

Florida proposes protection for hammerhead sharks tiger sharks The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) protect shark populations in Florida waters.

Is it OK to kill 104 Australian sea lions to catch sharks ?

Is it OK to kill 104 Australian sea lions to catch sharks ?

Posted by Australian Marine Conservation Society, 06. September 2011 In the waters off our southern coastline, playful and acrobatic Australian sea lions hunt for fish and squid. Spinning and diving and darting after prey, numbers of these beautiful animals are still recovering following historical hunting for their fur. Australian sea lions are rare and threatened,

Tokelau Declares Shark Sanctuary

Tokelau Declares Shark Sanctuary

Pew congratulates South Pacific island for joining global trend Press Release by PEW, 07. September 2011 Matt Rand, director of Global Shark Conservation for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the shark sanctuary designation made by Tokelau, an island territory in the South Pacific. The new sanctuary encompasses all

USA and EU sign Agreement on Illegal Fisheries

USA and EU sign Agreement on Illegal Fisheries

Fisheries: European Union and United States agree to strengthen cooperation to combat illegal fishing Press Release by the European Commission 07. September 2011 Brussels/Washington, 7 September 2011 – A historic statement pledging bilateral cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, known as IUU fishing, will be signed today in Washington by Maria Damanaki, European

US Atlantic Shark Management Measures for Hammerhead and Oceanic whitetip sharks

US Atlantic Shark Management Measures for Hammerhead and Oceanic whitetip sharks

Federal Register Volume 76, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2011) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: NMFS hereby implements the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

US Porbeagle Shark Fishery to be Closed

US Porbeagle Shark Fishery to be Closed

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Porbeagle Shark Fishery   The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) projects that the landings for the commercial porbeagle shark fishery have exceeded 80 percent of the available quota. As required by NMFS regulations, 50 CFR 6.35 .28(b )(2), NMFS is closing the commercial porbeagle shark fishery as of

US Spiny Dogfish Fishery to be Closed

US Spiny Dogfish Fishery to be Closed

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Commercial Period 1 Quota Harvested. A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/22/2011 ACTION: Temporary rule; closure of spiny dogfish fishery. SUMMARY NMFS announces that the spiny dogfish commercial quota available to the coastal states from Maine through Florida for the first semi-annual

European Union Proposal for Porbeagle Shark Protection

European Union Proposal for Porbeagle Shark Protection

EUROPEAN COMMISSION Brussels, 17.8.2011 COM(2011) 496 final 2011/0222 (NLE) Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION amending Council Regulations (EU) No 57/2011 and (EC) 754/2009 as regards the protection of the species “porbeagle”, certain TACs and certain fishing effort limits set for the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland. 3. LEGAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROPOSAL The proposed amendments

BC Spiny Dogfish Fishery should be certified as sustainable

BC Spiny Dogfish Fishery should be certified as sustainable

Ian Scott, Moody Marine, Ltd. 21 July 2011.   British Columbia Hook & Line Spiny Dogfish Fishery Marine Stewardship Council Certification Certification Body: Moody Marine Ltd Announcement of Determination and Release of the Final Report for Stakeholder Consultation Following a 30 day period of comment on the Draft Report, the independent Governing Board of the certification

The HSUS Files Lawsuits to Protect Porbeagle Sharks

The HSUS Files Lawsuits to Protect Porbeagle Sharks

Press Release by the HSUS,  04 August 2011. During “Shark Week,” The Humane Society of the United States Files Lawsuits to Protect Imperiled Porbeagle Sharks   The Humane Society of the United States filed litigation in federal court seeking to increase protection for the porbeagle shark, a species that has lost 80 percent of its

Shark Finning Continues in Costa Rica

Shark Finning Continues in Costa Rica

By: Randall Arauz, President PRETOMA Periódico La Nación, Costa Rica. August 1, 2011. Op-Ed Section. “Shark finning is prohibited in Costa Rica and there is no reason to be concerned about it”, said INCOPESCA’s President, Jorge Dobles, during a hearing with the Legislative Assembly’s Environmental Commission on Thursday, July 21st. This comment lead to liberation

Huge Micronesia shark sanctuary may become reality

Huge Micronesia shark sanctuary may become reality

Press Release by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Applauds Pacific Island Leaders’ Call for Regional Shark Sanctuary Debbie Salamone, Pew Environment Group. Washington, DC – 08/01/2011 – An area covering over two million square miles of the western Pacific Ocean,  two-thirds of the land area of the United States, is slated to become the world’s

Shark Fisheries in Argentina and Uruguay

Shark Fisheries in Argentina and Uruguay

Argentina/Uruguay agree TACs for sharks and rays in common fishing zone By ‘ Blue Channel 24 ‘, 26 July 2011. Argentina and Uruguay have agreed on total allowable catches (TAC) of 4,000 tons and 9,000 tons for smooth-hound shark (Mustelus spp.) and ray (Rajidae) in the Common Fishing Zone (CFZ), which is shared by the

Vessel seen landing shark fins in Nicaragua Fins then imported into Costa Rica

Vessel seen landing shark fins in Nicaragua Fins then imported into Costa Rica

Press Release by PRETOMA. July 20, 2011 – San José, Costa Rica. According to reports published in the Nicaraguan press (La Prensa, Monday July 18, page 4a), an unidentified foreign vessel landed between 4 and 8 tons of shark fins in Puerto Sandino, which were then exported to Costa Rica.  The denouncement was made by

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