Shark Trade

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Wildlife Officers Cite San Francisco Man for Shark Fin Possession

Wildlife Officers Cite San Francisco Man for Shark Fin Possession

News Release California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) 14. February 2014 ———————- Media Contacts: Lt. Patrick Foy, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 508-7095 Wildlife officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently cited a San Francisco man for possession of shark fins for sale. On Jan. 29, wildlife officers conducted a...

NOAA Fisheries and states of California, Maryland and Washington determine that their shark finning laws are consistent

NOAA Fisheries and states of California, Maryland and Washington determine that their shark finning laws are consistent

NOAA Fisheries and the states of California, Maryland and Washington have agreed through an exchange of letters that their individual state shark finning laws are consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. ...

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group...

Colombia Signs Sharks MOU

Colombia Signs Sharks MOU

Press Release Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) 06. December 2013 ————————– Bonn, 6 December 2013 – The CMS Secretariat welcomes Colombia as the 27th country signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) with effect from 1 November 2013. The original signature block was received this...

Shark Advocacy Groups Announce Support for Shark Finning Bill

Shark Advocacy Groups Announce Support for Shark Finning Bill

Press Release Senator Daylin Leach Representing the 17th Senatorial District 17. September 2013 ————————— HARRISBURG, September 17, 2013 – State Sens. Richard Alloway (R-Adams/Franklin/York) and Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today thanked Fin Free Pennsylvania and Shark Angels for their support of Senate Bill 340, which would ban the sale and possession of shark fins in...

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

Twelve months before the entry into force of CITES regulations on shark and rays, the European Union approves a 1.2 million euro project to ensure their effective implementation. Brazil, China, Germany, Japan and the United States have also offered support and technical assistance. ...

Chinese-Americans Can’t Block CA Shark Fin Ban

Chinese-Americans Can’t Block CA Shark Fin Ban

California can continue its ban on shark fins, despite claims from Chinese-Americans that the law is racist, the 9th Circuit ruled.

9th Circuit Looks for Bias in Calif. Shark Fin Ban

9th Circuit Looks for Bias in Calif. Shark Fin Ban

By DAVE TARTRE, Courthouse News Service, Thursday, August 15, 2013 (CN) – California’s ban on shark fins stems from racism against Chinese-Americans by lawmakers, one of whom is also Chinese-American, a lawyer told the 9th Circuit. The Shark Fin Law, codified as Sections 2021 and 2021.5 of California Fish and Game Code, became effective...

U.S. Department of Justice Says California Shark Fin Ban is Unconstitutional

U.S. Department of Justice Says California Shark Fin Ban is Unconstitutional

San Francisco– Representatives and advocates for the Chinese community today announced some optimism that a new California law which bans the possession and sale of shark fins will be struck down as unconstitutional after the U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of their position. ...

New study gets its teeth into shark trade regulations

New study gets its teeth into shark trade regulations

Media Release TRAFFIC 30. July 2013 —————– Brussels, Belgium, 30th July 2013—A new TRAFFIC study examines how implementation of trade controls through CITES regulations can ensure that seven species of sharks and manta rays are only sourced sustainably and legally before entering international trade. The study, Into the deep: Implementing CITES measures for commercially-valuable...

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