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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 for

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) from

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 change,

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 restaurants

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 sawfishes,

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 rhina).

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 management

Nothing Flake-y about this decision

Nothing Flake-y about this decision

Press Release Fisheries Research and Development Corporation ( FRDC ) 30. April 2014 —————– The Australian Fish Names committee today have put an end to consumer confusion and concerns around purchasing shark species with the announcement of the new group name Flake. The new group name Flake now means that only two shark species, Gummy

WWF Announces Changes in Shark Fin Trade Figures – Imports Drop Over 30 Per Cent

WWF Announces Changes in Shark Fin Trade Figures – Imports Drop Over 30 Per Cent

Press Release WWF Hong Kong 08. April 2014 —————– WWF-Hong Kong announces today that the volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped significantly – from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, or 34.7 per cent – according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department. There was also a

FAO and CITES support African countries with the implementation of recent shark listings

FAO and CITES support African countries with the implementation of recent shark listings

News Release CITES 09. April 2014 —————- Geneva, 9 April 2014:  The first workshop for key African shark fishing and trading States was held in Casablanca, Morocco from 11 to 13 February 2014. Representatives from both CITES and fisheries authorities in ten States attended the meeting and adopted a Casablanca Declaration. The workshop was opened

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