Shark Trade

UK cannot take action to ban shark fin imports

UK cannot take action to ban shark fin imports

Hansard – UK House of Commons debates Written Answers to Questions Monday 25 June 2012 House of Commons Commission ( … ) Sharks: Conservation Question by Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she has given to banning shark fin imports. Answer by Richard Benyon

CITES Notification: Inclusion of Scalloped Hammerhead and Porbeagle Shark in Appendix III

CITES Notification: Inclusion of Scalloped Hammerhead and Porbeagle Shark in Appendix III

CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA NOTIFICATION TO THE PARTIES No. 2012/044 Geneva, 27 June 2012 CONCERNING: Inclusion of species in Appendix III and corrections to the Appendices 1. In accordance with the provisions of Article XVI, paragraph 1, of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Shark Finning Regulation

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Shark Finning Regulation

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels’ COM(2011) 798 final — 2011/0364 (COD) (2012/C 181/34) Rapporteur: Mr Espuny MOYANO   21.6.2012  Official Journal of the

The UK takes another step to protect endangered sharks

The UK takes another step to protect endangered sharks

News Release Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) 18 June 2012 Endangered sharks will be given greater protection following the signing of an international agreement on the conservation of sharks, Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon announced today. The agreement, the first of its kind to address the global conservation of sharks, was signed by

UN Secretary-General urges countries to protect marine environment

UN Secretary-General urges countries to protect marine environment

On World Oceans Day, Ban urges countries to protect marine environment UN News Centre 08. June 2012 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to boost their efforts to protect the world’s oceans, which are threatened by overfishing, toxic waste, and climate change. “We must do more for our world’s oceans, which are threatened

An open letter concerning the unsustainability of shark finning

An open letter concerning the unsustainability of shark finning

White Shark Conservation Trust 29. May 2012   As a conservation organisation, we would like to express our concern about the recent misinformation perpetuated in the national and international media asserting that the shark fin trade is sustainable. The reality is that this vast trade is largely unmanaged and unmonitored, and that the shark fin

NGOs Join New York City Council Member to Protect Sharks and Oceans

NGOs Join New York City Council Member to Protect Sharks and Oceans

Shark Advocates Join New York City Council Member Margaret Chin to Rally for State Legislation to Protect Sharks and Oceans Council resolution calls for end to cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade. May 17, 2012   Oceana, WildAid, NRDC, Defenders of Wildlife, Shark Savers, Born Free USA, COARE, Shark Research Institute A coalition of animal welfare, environmental

Environmental Groups Press Release on Costa Rican CITES Proposal

Environmental Groups Press Release on Costa Rican CITES Proposal

Joint Media Release Environmental and Humane Groups Praise Costa Rica for Groundbreaking Proposal on the International Protection of Hammerhead Sharks SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (April 25, 2012)—Humane Society International, Defenders of Wildlife, and Teyeliz, A.C. commended Costa Rica for taking the lead in the international protection of oceanic wildlife by listing the Sphyrna lewini species

Canada: May’s bill would end shark fin sales

Canada: May’s bill would end shark fin sales

Media Release by the Green Party of Canada 18 April 2012 SIDNEY, BC - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, has tabled the first Green Party bill: Bill C-417 An Act to amend the Fish Inspection Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (importation and labelling of...

Canadian pelagic longline swordfish fishery gains MSC certification

Canadian pelagic longline swordfish fishery gains MSC certification

North West Atlantic Canada pelagic longline swordfish fishery completes MSC certification   News Release by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), 19. April 2012 The North West Atlantic Canada swordfish (Xiphias Gladius) pelagic longline fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification by independent certifier Intertek Moody Marine after IMM’s scientific, third-party assessment determined the

Port Moody moves to ban Shark Fin Trade

Port Moody moves to ban Shark Fin Trade

City of Port Moody Regular Meeting of CouncilCouncil Chambers Tuesday,  April 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM ( … ) 2. Public Input ( … ) Rebeka Breder, Port Moody, spoke in favour of the proposal to ban shark fin products in the City of Port Moody. As a lawyer, her research indicates that under the

United States and CITES: Considerations for Shark Proposals

United States and CITES: Considerations for Shark Proposals

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting: Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices AGENCY : Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION : Notice. SUMMARY : The

CITES: More Information on the 26th Animals Committee Meeting

CITES: More Information on the 26th Animals Committee Meeting

Shark Year Magazine, 05. April 2012 This is an update on our previous post from March 21st CITES: 26th Animal Committee Meeting. On April 2nd, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has published additional details regarding the twenty-sixth meeting of the Animals Committee (AC26) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of

Newmarket the latest municipality to ban shark fin

Newmarket the latest municipality to ban shark fin

By Shawne McKeown, CityNews.ca 27. March 2012 Newmarket Town Council has passed a shark fin ban in what a local councillor described as a “show of support” for other municipalities that have adopted a similar rule, most notably Toronto. The proposed bylaw was passed by an 8-1 vote Monday night. Coun. Jane Twinney said the

Maryland: Shark Fin Bill Clears Senate

Maryland: Shark Fin Bill Clears Senate

By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor of Maryland Coastal Dispatch, 23. March 2012 OCEAN CITY — Commercial fishermen in Worcester County were dealt another tough blow late yesterday when the State Senate approved a bill aimed at prohibiting the possession or distribution of shark fins, a by-product of the shark-fishing industry out of the West