The Houston Chronicle, Monday, May 20, 2013 A bill to criminalize Texan fishers who possess or sell a shark fin appears to be dead in Senate waters. Sponsored by Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, House Bill 852 was approved by the Texas House but was taken down after being introduced Monday morning. As the main
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Press Release Mississauga City Hall 10. May 2013 —————— At this week’s City Council meeting, the City of Mississauga’s Shark Fin By-law 0268-2011 was repealed and is no longer in effect. The repeal of the by-law follows a staff and Council review of an Ontario Superior Court decision involving a similar by-law enacted in the
Md. Shark Fin Bill Supported by Fishing Interests By WBOC16, 02. May 2013 A shark fin bill passed by Maryland lawmakers is drawing support from fishing and conservation interests. Environmental groups have long pushed for shark fin bans, noting shark populations are being decimated by the practice of finning in which live sharks are left
According to a CITES Notification to the Parties ( released on 09. April 2013 ), the CITES Secretariat has been informed that, on 26 February 2013, China entered reservations concerning the listing of the porbeagle shark Lamna nasus and the scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini in Appendix III of the Convention.
Press Release WildEarth Guardians 25. April 2013 ———————————— Great Hammerheads Threatened by Commercial Exploitation, “Finning” Washington, DC –National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will consider listing the great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) as “threatened” or “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agency has made a positive preliminary finding on a petition by WildEarth Guardians
Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans, applauded the New York State Senate yesterday for passing a bill that will ban the sale, trade, distribution and possession of shark fins throughout the state.
KRISTY KIRKUP / QMI AGENCY , March 27th, 2013 OTTAWA – NDP MP Fin Donnelly said he is disappointed his private member’s bill to ban the importation of shark fins to Canada was killed at second reading Wednesday. “I hope the government will take immediate action to restrict the importation of shark fins to Canada,”
Today, CITES members have voted on four proposals to list five species of sharks ( Oceanic whitetip shark, three hammerhead species, and porbeagle shark ) and two species of Manta rays under Appendix II of the Convention. All proposals have been accepted by meeting the required two-third majority of the votes cast.
By The Associated Press, March 05, 2013 Two years ago, Washington state lawmakers banned the sale of shark fins but grandfathered in fins bought before July 2011. The Washington state Senate voted to close that loophole with a 45-4 vote Tuesday. The measure now heads to the House. Democratic Sen. Kevin Ranker of Orcas Island