Shark Trade

UK Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

UK Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

Press Release UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairsand The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith 15 August 2021 — — — — — — — The UK will ban the import and export of detached shark fins and products containing them. Import and export of detached shark fins banned to promote shark conservation World-leading trade

Canadian Company Fined for Import of Silky Shark Fins

Canadian Company Fined for Import of Silky Shark Fins

News Release Government of Canada 19. May 2021 — — — — — — — — — British Columbia-based trading company fined $60,000 for illegal import of 434 kg of fins from a threatened shark species The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canadian and foreign species of wild animals and plants that may

Shark fins: Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

Shark fins: Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

Press Release UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith 06. December 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Government launches call for evidence on shark fin trade to look at the impact of stricter controls Greater protections for species of sharks will be

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,