Shark Trade

CITES: 26th Animal Committee Meeting

CITES: 26th Animal Committee Meeting

CITES 26th Meeting of Animal Committee in Geneva Twenty-sixth meeting of the Animals Committee Geneva (Switzerland), 15-20 March 2012   Part 1 : The shark-related contributions for each day of the meeting provided by the IISD Reporting Services. Part 2 : The Shark Working Group Report published by CITES. PART 1: Thursday, 15 March 2012

Costa Rica: Proposal to list Hammerhead Sharks in CITES Appendix III

Costa Rica: Proposal to list Hammerhead Sharks in CITES Appendix III

Costa Rica: Proposal to list Hammerhead Sharks in CITES Appendix III. The Costa Rican government has proposed the inclusion of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Newmarket: By-Law Draft for Shark Fin Ban

Newmarket: By-Law Draft for Shark Fin Ban

CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF NEWMARKET BY-LAW NUMBER A BY-LAW TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION, SALE, TRADE, DISTRIBUTION AND/OR CONSUMPTION OF SHARK FINS OR DERIVATIVE PRODUCTS (Shark Fin By-Law) WHEREAS subsection 8(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.). 2001, c.25, as amended (the “Municipal Act, 2001”) states that the powers of a municipality shall be interpreted

New York introduces bill to ban shark fins

New York introduces bill to ban shark fins

SUMMARY BILL NO    A07707A SAME AS    Same as S 6431 SPONSOR    Maisel COSPNSR    Rivera P, Rosenthal, Lavine, Roberts MLTSPNSR   Boyland, Reilly Amd S13-0338, En Con L Prohibits the possession, sale, offering for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins. ACTIONS 05/16/2011 referred to environmental conservation 01/04/2012 referred to environmental conservation 02/22/2012 amend (t) and recommit

Philippines: Legarda Pushes for Law against Shark Catching

Philippines: Legarda Pushes for Law against Shark Catching

Senate of the Philippines Press Release February 19, 2012 Senator Loren Legarda today called for the passage of the proposed measure that would prohibit the catching of sharks, stressing that the absence of such law could lead to the extinction of shark species. Legarda noted a recent news report showing fishermen engaged in the act

EU pushes for CITES Appendix III listing of Porbeagle Sharks

EU pushes for CITES Appendix III listing of Porbeagle Sharks

2012/0020 (NLE) Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the submission by the European Union of an amendment of Appendix III to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Canada: No support from feds on shark fin ban

Canada: No support from feds on shark fin ban

Published by Torstar Network, 09. February 2012 When Mississauga postponed its shark fin ban in December, councillors hoped the federal government would step in and impose a sweeping ban. That seems unlikely now. “It doesn’t look hopeful,” Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito said after yesterday’s council meeting. During the meeting she read from a letter

CITES: Porbeagle Shark Draft Proposal Submitted

CITES: Porbeagle Shark Draft Proposal Submitted

CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA Twenty-sixth meeting of the Animals Committee Geneva (Switzerland), 15-20 March 2012 and Dublin (Ireland), 22-24 March 2012 Proposals to amend the Appendices DRAFT PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE LAMNA NASUS IN APPENDIX II 1. This cover note has been prepared by the Secretariat. 2. The

Maryland introduces bill to ban Shark Fins

Maryland introduces bill to ban Shark Fins

Maryland introduces bill to ban Shark Fins. HOUSE BILL 393. Natural Resources – Shark or Elasmobranch Fins – Prohibition on Possession or Distribution.

California: Asian Rights Group Fights Shark Fin Ban

California: Asian Rights Group Fights Shark Fin Ban

By MARIA DINZE, Courthouse News Service, February 02, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – California’s criminalization of possessing and selling shark fins is unconstitutional, the Asian American Rights Committee of California claims in state court. “Shark fin soup is an Asian cultural delicacy with origins in the Ming Dynasty. It is a ceremonial centerpiece of traditional

Illinois introduces bill to ban Shark Fins

Illinois introduces bill to ban Shark Fins

Illinois introduces bill to ban Shark Fins Full Text of HB4119 Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Provides that a person may not possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin. Defines "shark" and "shark fin".

Spain: Several shark and ray species gain protection

Spain: Several shark and ray species gain protection

Spain protects 11 species of sharks and rays in Mediterranean Sea. On January 21, Spain's Official State Bulletin (BOE) has announced the inclusion of eleven elasmobranch species to the List of Wild Species under Special Protection (in Spanish: Listado de Especies Silvestres en Régimen de Protección Especial) .

Shangri-La Hotels shark fin free now

Shangri-La Hotels shark fin free now

Press Release Shangri-La Announces Sustainable Seafood Policy And Discontinuing Use Of All Shark Fin Products in 72 hotels and resorts 17 Jan 2012 Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts today announced its ‘Sustainable Seafood Policy’ including the commitment to cease serving shark fin in all of its operated restaurants as well as accepting new orders for shark

New Recommendations for Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

New Recommendations for Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 17.01.2012 Updated Seafood Watch Recommendations become effective in January 2012 – Two shark species caught by US West Coast and Hawaiian fisheries have moved from “Avoid” to “Good Alternatives” list. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has just updated its Seafood Watch Recommendations. It’s a guide that recommends which seafood to buy

Fishermans gold Shark fin hunt empties west African seas

Fishermans gold Shark fin hunt empties west African seas

Spurring these fishermen on is the insatiable Asian appetite for shark fins, which make their way onto ostentatious dinner tables in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.