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CITES plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks under the CITES Appendices, along with those for the listing of both manta rays and one species of sawfish.
HONOLULU, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientific recommendations for improving information on population status and fishing of sharks will be considered this week at the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
A fisheries group decided on Saturday that half-a-dozen species of endangered sharks hunted on the high seas to satisfy a burgeoning Asian market for sharkfin soup are now protected in the Atlantic.
ICCAT Protects Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Limits Hammerhead Fishing & Improves Mako Measures PARIS, Nov.
Pew calls conference on global trade in endangered species a major disappointment DOHA, Qatar, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) concluded without providing any trade protections whatsoever for severely depleted Atlantic bluefin tuna and four vulnerable species of sharks - scalloped hammerhead, oceanic white tip, porbeagle and spiny dogfish. "We cannot continue to empty...
The UN wildlife trade body withdrew protection Thursday for the cold-water porbeagle shark, reversing the only decision made during the 13-day conference to protect high-value marine species.
Thursday, the last day of the UN wildlife meeting in Doha, could be the turnaround day for the protection of elephants and two species of sharks that were earlier disregarded by delegates at the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
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