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Sri Lanka Protects Thresher Sharks

Sri Lanka Protects Thresher Sharks

Major fishing nation bans thresher landing and sale based on Indian Ocean Tuna agreement 03. August 2012 Shark Advocates International is congratulating the government of Sri Lanka for adopting rules to protect three species of thresher sharks — wide ranging species characterized by their exceptionally long tails – in line with a 2010 agreement...

New petition against shark fin imports in Costa Rica

New petition against shark fin imports in Costa Rica

Press Release PRETOMA New petition delivered to President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica against shark fin imports 27. July 2012 A petition signed by 1937 citizens was delivered today to President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica, calling for her to take measures and immediately ban the importation of shark fins.  This new petition adds...

Proposal to protect the oceanic whitetip shark in New Zealand

Proposal to protect the oceanic whitetip shark in New Zealand

Ministry of Primary Industries, New Zealand Manatū Ahu Matua 18. July 2012 MPI Discussion Paper No: 2012/11   Purpose The Ministry for Primary Industries (the Ministry) seeks feedback from stakeholders on a proposal to prohibit the taking of oceanic whitetip sharks in New Zealand fisheries waters and by New Zealand flagged vessels operating on...

Chinese-Americans Challenge Shark Fin Ban in California

Chinese-Americans Challenge Shark Fin Ban in California

California's ban on possession and sale of shark fins is discriminatory and unconstitutional, the Chinatown Neighborhood Association claims in Federal Court. Joining the nonprofit Chinatown Neighborhood Association as plaintiff is Asian Americans for Political Advancement, a political action committee. They sued California's governor, attorney general and the director of the state Department of Fish...

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Removes Shark Fin from Menus

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Removes Shark Fin from Menus

Press Release Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Wed, Jul 18, 2012 Move supports the luxury hotel brand’s Sustainable Seafood policy TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire -07/18/12)- Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced that it has formally removed shark fin from all of its hotel menus in Asia, effective immediately. The move, which also spans the luxury hotel brand’s...

US Atlantic Dogfish Fishery Close to MSC Certification

US Atlantic Dogfish Fishery Close to MSC Certification

The United States Atlantic Fishery for Spiny Dogfis.h Marine Stewardship Council Certification. Certification Body: Moody Marine Ltd. Announcement of Determination and Release of the Final Report for Stakeholder Consultation.

Calgary city council to draft shark fin ban bylaw

Calgary city council to draft shark fin ban bylaw

July 16, 2012   Calgary city council has voted 13-2 to draw up a bylaw to ban the distribution and sale of shark fins. The City of Calgary City Clerk’s Office NOTICE OF MOTION NM 2012-32 2012 07 16 RE: Shark Finning Alderman Pincott WHEREAS, The City of Calgary is a recognized leader in...

New FAO Report: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012

New FAO Report: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012

FAO Media Centre Fisheries and aquaculture – enabling a vital sector to contribute more FAO releases new State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report 9 July 2012, Rome – Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture play a crucial role in food and nutrition security and in providing for the livelihoods of millions of people. FAO’s latest...

Oceana: Threatened sharks and rays granted critical protection in the Mediterranean

Oceana: Threatened sharks and rays granted critical protection in the Mediterranean

Press Release Oceana July 11, 2012 Ten species – including hammerheads, tope, and shortfin mako – will now be strictly protected under the Barcelona Convention Oceana is extremely pleased that the EU has finally voted in favour of strictly protecting ten threatened species of sharks and rays in the Mediterranean Sea, under the Barcelona...

Shark Motion presented to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012

Shark Motion presented to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012

Motion M037 presented to the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. M037 Conservation measures for threatened and Near Threatened sharks. ACKNOWLEDGING the increasing concern by the international community that many shark species are threatened and are continuing to decline because of unregulated fishing and bycatch;

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