Shark Trade

Five Countries to reject new international regulation on shark trade

Five Countries to reject new international regulation on shark trade

Five Countries to reject new international regulation on shark trade. Several CITES members will ignore new trade restrictions for sharks and manta rays.

Calgary Shark fin ban tossed back in the tank

Calgary Shark fin ban tossed back in the tank

By Canadian Press | May 28, 2013   CALGARY – Calgary city council has decided to swim against the current and not push through a bylaw that would have banned the sale and consumption of shark fin in the city. Aldermen have voted to indefinitely table a decision on the ban, opting instead to let

Forest & Bird praises Air NZ shark fin suspension

Forest & Bird praises Air NZ shark fin suspension

Forest & Bird has been talking with Air New Zealand since early May about banning transportation of shark fins. This announcement follows a news item last Sunday (May 19), in which the airline was criticised for having flown shark fins. Shark fins are commonly used to make soup in Asia.

Texas Shark fin ban stalls in Senate

Texas Shark fin ban stalls in Senate

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

Dusky Sharks Will Be Considered for Endangered Species Act Protection

Dusky Sharks Will Be Considered for Endangered Species Act Protection

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

Mississauga Shark Fin By-law Repealed

Mississauga Shark Fin By-law Repealed

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 May 2013 —————— At this week’s City Council meeting, the City of Mississauga’s Shark Fin By-law 0268-2011 was repealed and is no longer in effect.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

Maryland shark fin law exempts Spiny Dogfish and Smooth-hound Sharks

Maryland shark fin law exempts Spiny Dogfish and Smooth-hound Sharks

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

China ignores CITES Appendix III listing of two shark species

China ignores CITES Appendix III listing of two shark species

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.

Great Hammerhead Sharks Will Be Considered for Endangered Species Act Protection

Great Hammerhead Sharks Will Be Considered for Endangered Species Act Protection

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

New York Senate Passes Bill Banning Shark Fin Sales

New York Senate Passes Bill Banning Shark Fin Sales

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.

House narrowly kills bill to ban shark-fin imports to Canada

House narrowly kills bill to ban shark-fin imports to Canada

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,”

UPDATED – CITES Accepts Proposals to Regulate Trade of Seven Shark and Manta Species

UPDATED – CITES Accepts Proposals to Regulate Trade of Seven Shark and Manta Species

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.

Washington state Senate votes to close loophole on shark fins

Washington state Senate votes to close loophole on shark fins

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

CITES Members Decide Against Transparency of Voting

CITES Members Decide Against Transparency of Voting

CITES 'Committee I' has begun its discussion on Shark- / Ray- Proposals.The first important decision has been made : Due to opposition mainly by China, the proposals to improve transparency of voting and the use of secret ballots were REJECTED.

CITES CoP Host Country Disagrees with Shark Proposals

CITES CoP Host Country Disagrees with Shark Proposals

Govt draws the line on shark, manta ray listing Published by the Bangkok Post, 06. March 2013 Wimol says protection will hurt Thai fishing The Department of Fisheries is unhappy with a proposal by the United States and South American nations to put sharks and manta rays on Cites’s protection list to control international trade