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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group To Ban Shark Fin In Asia Pacific Hotels

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group To Ban Shark Fin In Asia Pacific Hotels

News Release Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 01. September 2014 ————————— SINGAPORE (September 1, 2014) – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced that the company has joined the fight in reversing the rapid decline in the shark population and signaling its commitment towards sustainable seafood sourcing. Reaffirming its commitment to operate as a responsible business,...

CITES Application Guidelines for US Fishermen

CITES Application Guidelines for US Fishermen

This document was created to assist U.S. fishers who plan to engage in international commercial trade (e.g. fishing on the high seas and landing in the United States or in a foreign country, importing, exporting, or re-exporting) of oceanic whitetip shark, three species of hammerhead sharks (scalloped, great, and smooth), porbeagle shark, and manta...

From ‘Avoid’ to ‘Best Choice’: Pacific spiny dogfish upgraded by Seafood Watch

From ‘Avoid’ to ‘Best Choice’: Pacific spiny dogfish upgraded by Seafood Watch

New and Updated Recommendations – September 2014 The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch 02. September 2014 —————————- Consumers now have many more sustainable seafood options from the West Coast New and updated recommendations for September 2014 include cabezon, crab, dogfish, groundfish, grouper, grenadier, lingcod, lobster, Pacific cod, sablefish and skate. The most exciting news...

Australia: DAFF Notification regarding new CITES listings of 5 shark species

Australia: DAFF Notification regarding new CITES listings of 5 shark species

ICON Alert Date: 15. August 2014 New CITES requirements for the export and import of five shark species From 14 September 2014, all exporters and importers will be required to apply for, and obtain a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permit from the Department of Environment...

Bill to ban shark fins passes Massachusetts Senate

Bill to ban shark fins passes Massachusetts Senate

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 20. June 2014 On 19. June 2014, the legislation banning the possession or sale of shark fins cleared the Massachusetts state Senate unanimously (YEAS 38, NAYS 0, see votes below). The bill only exempts smooth-hound sharks, spiny dogfish and any species in the order batoidea (Rays and Skates)...

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Press Release CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 11. June 2014 —————— Fate of Iconic Species in the Balance as Key Wildlife Conservation Conference Countdown Commences Bonn, Germany, 11 June 2014 – Some of the world’s most endangered species, many of them migratory, are facing unprecedented threats from climate...

Marina Bay Sands removes shark fin from menus

Marina Bay Sands removes shark fin from menus

Press Release Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd 11. June 2014 ————– Property goes shark fin-free in Sands Expo and own restaurants; procures seafood from sustainable sources Singapore (11 June 2014) – Marina Bay Sands has taken a decisive step in its ongoing commitment to protect the environment by no longer serving shark fin in...

Endangered Sawfish: IUCN Strategy Released as Global Protection Proposed

Endangered Sawfish: IUCN Strategy Released as Global Protection Proposed

Press Release IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG) 05. June 2014 ————— Shark Specialists Prioritize Recovery of World’s Largest, Most Threatened Rays Durban, South Africa. June 5, 2014. The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is today releasing a global strategy to prevent extinction and promote recovery of...

First Skate Species Receives MSC Certification

First Skate Species Receives MSC Certification

Note by Shark Year Magazine : On 03. June 2014, the U.S. West Coast limited entry groundfish trawl fishery was awarded MSC certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery, following an independent, scientific assessment and significant stakeholder involvement. The certification applies to 13 species, including the first MSC certified skate species: Longnose Skates (Raja...

Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

Media Release Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 19. May 2014 —————— New edition of FAO’s “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” released 19 May 2014, Rome – More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor...

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