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  • Shark Advocates International
    Read More Features Countries Propose Global Protection for Rays Regional Conservation for Sharks Washington DC June 11 2014 Shark Advocates International is welcoming an unprecedented suite of proposals from Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species CMS to list 21 species of rays and sharks on the CMS Appendices Two species of hammerheads all three threshers and the silky shark have been proposed for CMS Appendix II which would encourage regional cooperation to conserve shared populations All five sawfishes nine devil rays and the reef manta are proposed for Appendix I II Appendix I listing would bring obligations for strict protection Read more Endangered Sawfish IUCN Strategy Released as Global Protection Proposed 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 which have been devastated worldwide by overfishing and habitat loss The strategy is being launched at the Sharks International conference in Durban and coincides with announcements that two West Africa countries Guinea and Guinea Bissau are proposing the listing of sawfishes under the Convention on Migratory Species in November which could significantly boost protections Read more Dogfish Are Sharks Too Coastal species often called dogfish need sound conservation policies and strict finning bans just like bigger sharks Protecting sharks from unsustainable trade All eyes on CITES Shark Advocates International like conservationists from around the world is now keenly focused on the March 3 15 Conference of Parties CoP to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species CITES in Bangkok Thailand There Parties will vote on a record number of proposals for controlling trade in a variety of threatened sharks and rays including hammerheads and mantas Click here to see our new fact sheets

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  • About shark Advocates International | SAI
    Conservancy from 1991 2009 and European policy work of the Shark Alliance from 2006 2010 Her work is focused on publicizing the plight of sharks and advocating science based policies on their behalf before fishery management and wildlife conservation bodies Ms Fordham has been at the forefront of numerous landmark shark conservation actions including the first US fishing limits on sharks and rays US and international finning bans the International Plan of Action for Sharks listings for sharks under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species listing of sawfish under the US Endangered Species Act various protections for threatened European sharks and rays the first international shark fishing bans at Regional Fishery Management Organizations and multiple UN General Assembly Resolutions encouraging shark conservation Ms Fordham is a member of several shark and ray advisory panels and has co authored numerous publications on shark fisheries management She serves as Deputy Chair for the Shark Specialist Group of the IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and as Chair of the Conservation Committee for the American Elasmobranch Society Shark Advocates International is grateful for generous support from our keystone contributors and partners including The Ocean Foundation The Curtis and Edith Munson

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  • Work done by Shark Advocates International
    diving clubs animal rights organizations aquariums and fishing associations SAI braves the toughest policy arenas to secure the most meaningful measures for shark and closely related ray species Our goals include International fishing limits for sharks and rays through regional fisheries bodies Protection for particularly threatened shark and ray species such as Porbeagle sharks in the North Atlantic Hammerheads and oceanic whitetip sharks in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Sawfish in the Caribbean and Meso America Giant devil rays and guitarfish in the Mediterranean Stronger finning bans at the US EU and international levels Continued recovery in US Atlantic shark and ray species such as spiny dogfish dusky sharks and barndoor skates EU fishing limits on oceanic species such as makos and threshers Management of developing fisheries on species such as blue sharks smooth dogfish and cownose rays Additional listings for sharks under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species CITES Regional shark conservation plans under the Convention on Migratory Species CMS Why Worry About Sharks Species at Risk News Releases Publications In The News Events Links Manta Ray 2014 Year in Review The Year in Review the Road Ahead Conserving the Flat Sharks May 2012 Landslide Vote

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  • Support Us | Shark Advocates International
    is reserved for individuals corporations and foundations who invest in Shark Advocates International with an annual gift of 1 000 or more This special group plays a critical role by providing a sound foundation of support that enables SAI to grow and fulfill its mission Click here to make a secure online donation via SAI s host The Ocean Foundation You can also donate by check payable to The Ocean

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  • Contact Shark Advocates International
    Fifth Floor Washington DC 20036 Phone 202 887 8996 Email info sharkadvocates org Phone 1 202 887 8996 Why Worry About Sharks Species at Risk News Releases Publications In The News Events Links Guitarfish Shark Advocates International is hosted by

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  • Speaking for the Sharks | Shark Advocates International
    2015 Group NGO letter re IATTC shark and ray science May 2015 HMS Smoothhound Comments November 2014 NAFO 2014 US Letter September 2014 NAFO 2014 Europe Letter September 2014 NAFO 2014 Canada Letter September 2014 Safeguarding Sharks Through Sound Conservation Policy August 2014 IATTC Position Statement Shark Ray Conservation Measures July 2014 Barndoor Skate Exempted Fishing Comments May 2014 New Zealand Finning Ban Comments June 2014 Dusky Shark Pre Draft Comments MSC Finning Comments April 2014 ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Letter April 2014 Western Australia Cull Comment April 2014 Maryland Smoothhound Ratio January 2014 New Zealand NPOA Comments December 2013 ICCAT Shark Conservation Management Measures November 2013 Cownose Ray Letter Bizarre Foods America November 2013 NAFO 2013 Fins Attached September 2013 Cownose Ray Letter to Virginia MRC August 2013 IATTC Position Statement Shark Conservation Management Measures June 2013 Comments on NMFS HMS Amendment 5 February 2013 Position Statement for the 9th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission December 2012 NAFO 2012 Canada skate letter September 2012 NAFO 2012 EU skate letter September 2012 NZ SAI PAF HSI OWT comments August 2012 MSC dogfish certification statement August 2012 IATTC Position Statement June 2012 CITES US comments June 2012 PAF SAI CITES Aus letter May 2012 NMFS HMS Pre Draft Am 5 comments April 2012 Dogfish specs comment April 2012 IOTC shark position statement April 2012 Position Statement for the 8th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission March 2012 SAI SA letter to EU Ministers on EU shark skate fishing limits December 2011 SAI scoping comments on coastal shark limits to NMFS December 2011 2012 European Union EU Total Allowable Catch TAC November 2011 Statement on CMS manta ray listing November 2011 Group letter to Canada on international Northeast Atlantic skate limits September 2011 Group

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  • Conservation groups call for more protection for rays as well as sharks in new 10-year strategy
    livelihoods the cultural significance of products and the need to minimize waste through full utilization It also requires a genuine commitment to science based management of populations a key objective of this global ten year strategy Glenn Sant TRAFFIC s Fisheries Programme Leader cautioned Shark and ray protection measures are only as good as their actual implementation Ensuring the traceability of fisheries products along the trade chain is essential to assess the effectiveness of any regulations and ultimately in bringing about real conservation benefits for the species affected For shark and ray species listed under the Convention of Migratory Species the authors have called on member countries to ensure that several key steps are taken in line with Convention obligations including establishing strict national protections for all five endangered sawfish species and all manta and devil rays and adopting national and regional fishing limits for heavily fished highly migratory sharks such as mako hammerhead and thresher sharks Demand for shark fin in Asia has long been considered the major driver for the overfishing of sharks but the strategy highlights recent findings that market demand for shark and ray meat is also significant and on the rise The volumes of shark and ray meat traded internationally have doubled since the 1990s and are now considered as important as shark fin in driving overfishing of these animals noted Andy Cornish Shark and Ray Initiative Leader of WWF International Driving major reductions in the global demand for shark and ray fins and meat the vast majority of which are currently from unsustainable and untraceable sources is an integral part of the strategy The strategy also emphasizes that nearly half of the world s shark and ray species have been classified by the IUCN as Data Deficient meaning that information is insufficient to assess the health of their populations which can further hinder conservation action Our analyses for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveal a quarter of the world s cartilaginous fishes as at risk of extinction A major shift in effort is needed to prevent the extinction of 70 most endangered species sawfishes guitarfishes wedgefishes freshwater sharks and rays and to clarify the conservation status and needs of the 600 Data Deficient and newly discovered species said IUCN SSG co chairs Nick Dulvy and Colin Simpfendorfer The Global Sharks and Rays Initiative is supported in part by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation For more information please contact WWF International Michael Storey mstorey wwfint org 41 22 364 9550 Shark Advocates International Liz Morley 1 843 693 5044 info sharkadvocates org Shark Trust Sophie Douglas 44 7414 843264 sophie formedia co uk TRAFFIC Richard Thomas 44 752 6646216 Richard thomas traffic org WCS John Delaney 1 718 220 3275 jdelaney wcs org Stephen Sautner 1 718 220 3682 ssautner wcs org About WWF WWF is one of the world s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations with over 5 million supporters and a

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  • Multilingual Shark Fact Sheets
    an unprecedented suite of proposals from Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species CMS to list 21 species of rays and sharks on the CMS Appendices Download your copy of relevant factsheets below and learn more Hammerhead Sharks English French Spanish Arabic Mobulid Rays Reef Manta and Devil Ray English French Spanish Arabic Silky Shark English French Spanish Arabic Thresher Shark English French Spanish Arabic Sawfishes English French Spanish Arabic

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