Fishery Management

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MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification NOTICE OF CERTIFICATE SUSPENSION Sustainable Fisheries Association Inc. US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery ————— SAI Global wishes to notify stakeholders that the above fishery certificate will enter into Suspension according to MSC CR v1.3 clause 7.4.3.2 on the 19th February 2015. Suspension has been enacted in order for the fishery

Texas Game Wardens Seize Mexican Shark-fishing Boat in Gulf

Texas Game Wardens Seize Mexican Shark-fishing Boat in Gulf

News Release Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ( TPWD ) 10. February 2015 —————————- State Game Warden Seize Shark Boat in Gulf AUSTIN – Texas game wardens have seized a Mexican shark-fishing boat in state waters near the Texas-Mexico border. Wardens were patrolling the Gulf of Mexico earlier today for illegal fishing activity when they

AUS: Victoria to maintain fishing for thresher sharks despite CMS listing

AUS: Victoria to maintain fishing for thresher sharks despite CMS listing

Press Release VRFish – Victorian Recreational Fishing Peak Body 21. January 2015 ——————- VRFish welcomes moves to maintain thresher shark fishing in Victoria VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s recreational fishers, today welcomed moves by the Australian Government to maintain recreational fishing for thresher sharks in Commonwealth waters adjacent to Victoria. The recent listing of

Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

Press Release Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) 04. February 2015 ———————– New sanctuary in Antongil Bay to protect 19 shark species New law grants local communities exclusive use and management rights to fishing areas New York (February 3, 2015) – The Government of Madagascar has created the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks as

WA classifies black and smooth stingrays as protected fish in the South West

WA classifies black and smooth stingrays as protected fish in the South West

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 28. January 2015 ————————- Two stingray species now protected in the South West New regulations have now come into force to classify two stingray species – black and smooth stingrays – as protected fish, in both the West Coast and South Coast Bioregions of WA. These regions cover

NOAA proposes to list Harrisson’s dogfish under Endangered Species Act

NOAA proposes to list Harrisson’s dogfish under Endangered Species Act

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648–XD370 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding for the Eastern Taiwan Strait Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Dusky Sea Snake, Banggai Cardinalfish, Harrisson’s Dogfish, and Three Corals Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Atlantic dusky sharks not warranted for listing under Endangered Species Act

Northwest Atlantic dusky sharks not warranted for listing under Endangered Species Act

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC515 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petitions To List the Northwest Atlantic Population of the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric

NOAA: Five Sawfish Species Protected Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: Five Sawfish Species Protected Under the Endangered Species Act

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 224 RIN 0648-XZ50 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Endangered Listing of Five Species of Sawfish Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY : National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION : Final rule. SUMMARY

AFMA not flakey about shark handling

AFMA not flakey about shark handling

Media Release Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) 04. December 2014 ————————- Recognising the important role that sharks, rays and related species play in Australia’s ecosystems, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) together with Monash University and the shark fishing industry have developed a guide to increase the survival rate of sharks and rays accidentally caught

2015 US Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season

2015 US Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season

News Release National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 01. December 2014 —————————- NMFS Announces a Final Rule Regarding the 2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces a final rule that establishes quotas and opening dates for the 2015 Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. Some of the quotas have changed from the

Philippines seeks ban on killing and trading of sharks and rays

Philippines seeks ban on killing and trading of sharks and rays

Press Release House of Representatives of the Philippines 25. November 2014 —————————- P1M-penalty and 12 year-imprisonment for killing sharks and rays   Writer: Jazmin S. Camero, Media Relations Service-PRIB The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure banning the catching, selling, purchasing, possessing, transporting, importing and exporting of all sharks and rays

Atlantic Fishery Managers Fail Sharks Yet Again

Atlantic Fishery Managers Fail Sharks Yet Again

Press Release Shark Advocates International 17. November 2014 ———————– ICCAT leaves high seas mako fishing unregulated, porbeagles under-protected, and finning ban weak Genoa, Italy. November 17, 2014. Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have failed to reach consensus on several shark conservation proposals, including

U.S. Federal government must reconsider porbeagle protection, says court

U.S. Federal government must reconsider porbeagle protection, says court

News Release The Humane Society of the United States 14. November 2014 ————————– Federal Court Stands Up for Sharks The federal government must reconsider the protection of porbeagle sharks in the Northwest Atlantic, a court has ruled. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the National Marine Fisheries Service’s basis for denying

International action taken on protecting shark, ray and sawfish species

International action taken on protecting shark, ray and sawfish species

Press Release European Commission (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) 10. November 2014 ————————- (10/11/2014) The 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) was held in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014. The EU was amongst the Parties agreeing

Miami captain cited for not landing a shark in whole condition

Miami captain cited for not landing a shark in whole condition

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report October 17 – October 23, 2014 ( … ) MIAMI-DADE Officer Martin was on water patrol in southern Miami-Dade County when she stopped a vessel near Caesar’s Creek. Officer Martin conducted a fisheries inspection and soon discovered a nurse shark

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