Shark Trade

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Press Release U.S. Department of Justice Friday, October 9, 2020 — — — — — — — — — —- — — — Sentenced to Largest Monetary Penalty Ever Imposed in Federal Shark Finning Case Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the owner of the Japanese-flagged fishing vessel, M.V. Kyoshin Maru No. 20, pleaded guilty, pursuant to

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Charged with Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Charged with Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Press Release U.S. Department of Justice 31. August 2020 — — — — — — — — — Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the owner of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel, was charged in federal court with aiding and abetting the attempted export of shark fins out of Hawaii in violation of the Lacey Act, the Department

New Jersey Governor Signs Shark Fin Bill Into Law

New Jersey Governor Signs Shark Fin Bill Into Law

Press Release Office of the Governor, State of New Jersey 09. January 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Prohibiting Possession, Sale, Trade, and Distribution of Shark Fins TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2905, which will prohibit the sale, trade, distribution, or offering for

U.S. Atlantic skate achieves MSC certification

U.S. Atlantic skate achieves MSC certification

Press Release Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)   19. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Atlantic Winter Skate (Raja ocellata) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the MSC fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body MRAG Americas, Inc. was requested by

CITES controls over newly-listed shark species enter into force

CITES controls over newly-listed shark species enter into force

Press Release CITES 04. October 2017 — — — — — – — — – – Trade in fins, meat and other products from silky and thresher sharks subject to strict regulation starting today 4 October Geneva, 4 October 2017 – The wait is over. As of today, international trade in silky and thresher sharks will

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 18. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs today (September 18) seized about 350 kilograms of dried shark fins of suspected scheduled hammerhead sharks and oceanic whitetip sharks with an estimated market value of about $280,000 from

UNE celebrate successful project to market dogfish to American consumers

UNE celebrate successful project to market dogfish to American consumers

News Release University of New England (UNE) 13. July 2017 — — — — — — — — — — BIDDEFORD, Maine The University of New England has completed a three-year project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the “Optimum Utilization of Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias, through Industry Partnerships and Product Development

Shipments of dried shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Shipments of dried shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Press Release Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) 06. March 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Shipments of suspected scheduled dried shark fins seized by AFCD A joint operation was mounted between the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and the Customs and Excise Department against illegal importation of shark

CITES Secretariat recommends rejection of thresher shark and Ocellate river stingray proposals

CITES Secretariat recommends rejection of thresher shark and Ocellate river stingray proposals

Proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties Johannesburg (South Africa), 24 September – 5 October 2016 — — — — —   Official list (only related to sharks and rays) and recommendations by the CITES Secretariat :   Species covered by the Proposal: Carcharhinus falciformis (Silky

CITES traceability pilot project presented at global sharks meeting in Costa Rica

CITES traceability pilot project presented at global sharks meeting in Costa Rica

Press Release CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) 16. February 2015 —————————— Targeted support being provided to countries to help implement CITES sharks and ray listings. Geneva/San Jose, 16 February 2015 – The results of a pilot project to improve traceability of CITES-listed shark products in Costa

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 07. February 2016 On 05. February, CITES has informed its members on the latest received proposals to amend the Appendices for several marine species. All these proposals are related to elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) and will be considered at the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Seven Fishing Associations File an Amici Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Shark Fin Lawsuit

Seven Fishing Associations File an Amici Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Shark Fin Lawsuit

News Release Saving Seafood 28. January 2016 ———————- WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) — January 28, 2016 — Seven fishing associations have filed an amici brief in support of the Plaintiffs’ petition for certiorari in Chinatown Neighborhood Association, et al. v. Kamala D. Harris, which seeks to overturn California’s shark fin possession ban.  The Sustainable Fisheries Association,

CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly

CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly

Press Release Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 15. December 2015 —————— CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly in annual resolution on Sustainable Fisheries Geneva, 15 December 2015 – The resolution on Sustainable Fisheries1 (A/70/L.19) adopted unanimously on 8 December by the 70th

Suspected Hammerhead Shark Fins Seized By Hong Kong Customs

Suspected Hammerhead Shark Fins Seized By Hong Kong Customs

Press Release Hong Kong SAR Government News 14. December 2015 ————– Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dried shark fins of Sphyrnidae at airport Hong Kong Customs seized about 16 kilograms of suspected dried shark fins of Sphyrnidae, an endangered species, and arrested a man at Hong Kong International Airport today (December 14). Customs officers intercepted

DEC: First Successful Shark Fin Case Results in Guilty Felony Plea

DEC: First Successful Shark Fin Case Results in Guilty Felony Plea

Press Release New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 10. August 2015 ——————- First Case to Conclude Under NY’s New Shark Fin Ban The Brooklyn-based Long Quan Seafood Corp. pleaded guilty to felony commercialization of wildlife on June 22 in Brooklyn Criminal Court and paid a $10,000 fine for trafficking in shark fins, New