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  • Shark Advocates International Launches | Shark Advocates International
    and accelerate progress toward effective shark safeguards The decade from 1995 to 2005 saw the adoption of an United Nations International Plan of Action IPOA for Sharks the first protections for sharks under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species CITES and the adoption of international finning bans covering most of the globe Recently however progress on the international shark policy front has been disrupted None of the eight shark species proposed for CITES listing gained such protections by the end of the March 2010 Conference of CITES Parties Just months prior the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas ICCAT failed to set catch limits on overfished mako sharks or to close loopholes in the ICCAT finning ban as proposed by several countries A new global shark agreement under the Convention on Migratory Species CMS offers hope but has yet to be implemented Most sharks are exceptionally susceptible to overfishing due to slow growth late maturity and small numbers of young Lack of shark fishing limits in the face of strong demand for shark fins meat and liver oil has resulted in serious declines in shark populations around the world Given that most sharks are top predators shark depletion can negatively affect entire marine ecosystems SAI aims to collaborate with other interest groups scientists and governments to secure international as well as national and regional policy advances including International fishing limits for sharks and rays Full protection for particularly threatened species Stronger finning bans at the US EU and international levels Continued recovery for US Atlantic species such as spiny dogfish and dusky sharks EU fishing limits on oceanic shark species such as makos and threshers Management for developing fisheries for blue sharks smooth dogfish and cownose rays Listings for commercially valuable sharks under CITES Regional shark conservation

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  • Sharks in the News Archive
    2013 West Africans fight pirate fishing with cell phones June 2013 Shark Trust UK interview with Voice of Russia radio on enforcing shark finning bans June 2013 Iberians foiled in grand fin ale June 2013 Ban on shark finning to be in place within fortnight June 2013 Shark finning banned June 2013 EU tightens ban on shark finning June 2013 Japan to reject international regulation on trade in sharks May 2013 In Demand Black Diamond stingrays cost over 10 000 a pair May 2013 Atlantic states ease limits on shark finning on dogfish May 2013 Conservationists decry shark finning loophole May 2013 Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes Baby Stingrays Just in Time for Mother s Day Wants You to Name It May 2013 Chatham Orleans talk sharks May 2013 The readers editor on a fishy tale of infestation and survival May 2013 Stingray species sighted in Bermuda for the first time April 2013 Sawfish project becomes a matter of survival April 2013 Shark Stalking Robot Will Spy on Mysterious Ocean Predators April 2013 Great white sharks appear off Florida coast April 2013 Large great white shark caught released off Fort Lauderdale April 2013 NOAA s proposed list of sharks as endangered threatened April 2013 Overfishing endangers manta and mobula rays April 2013 Manta ray sightings signal coastal health in Broome April 2013 Coast guard cracks down on illegal rare shark fishing April 2013 Sold for meat manta ray seized in Pasil fish market March 2013 Lanka won t reveal shark secret March 2013 Oceanic whitetip shark fishing banned March 2013 Porbeagle shark swims onto endangered list March 2013 Sharks CITES the morning after What went right and what happens next March 2013 Sawfish and Mantas Follow Sharks on CITES Agenda Receive Overwhelming Support March 2013 Historic day for shark preservation March 2013 Beachcombers aid shark assessment March 2013 Final Vote Nears on Conserving Sharks March 2013 Debate Over Global Shark and Ray Trade Heats Up March 2013 Conservation body bolsters shark fin trade regs March 2013 Sharks rays win new trade protections March 2013 Decision Looms on Trade Status of 5 Shark Species March 2013 Shark Proposals Adopted at CITES Committee Meeting March 2013 Sri Lanka urged to vote for sharks manta rays March 2013 Protection of Sharks and Rays Threatens to Divide CITES March 2013 Australia must lead way against shark fin trade March 2013 Time to save our iconic marine animals March 2013 Manta Ray Struggles for Survival February 2013 Chinese appetite for shark fin soup devastating Mozambique coastline February 2013 U S sees increase in shark attacks February 2013 US backs adding teeth to global shark protection January 2013 Porbeagle shark efforts criticized January 2013 2012 Whale shark killing continues in Kerala December 2012 No smoking gun in cluster of shark attacks December 2012 Taiwan urged to offer complete protection to more shark species December 2012 Fisheries agency considering giving great white shark more protection November 2012 Sharks caught by fishing gear a concern says researcher November 2012

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  • Protection Policy Warmly Welcomed February 2014 Sharks and rays threatened with extinction overfishing to blame January 2014 Quarter of the world s sharks rays face extinction due to fin soup study January 2014 One Quarter of Sharks and Rays at Risk of Extinction January 2014 New Zealand Finning Ban Comments June 2014 IATTC Position Statement Shark Ray Conservation Measures July 2014 Great White Sharks Live Longer than Earlier Predicted January

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  • Shark conservation news 2013
    Satellite tags uncover basking shark behavior June 2013 West Africans fight pirate fishing with cell phones June 2013 Shark Trust UK interview with Voice of Russia radio on enforcing shark finning bans June 2013 Iberians foiled in grand fin ale June 2013 Ban on shark finning to be in place within fortnight June 2013 Shark finning banned June 2013 EU tightens ban on shark finning June 2013 Japan to reject international regulation on trade in sharks May 2013 In Demand Black Diamond stingrays cost over 10 000 a pair May 2013 Atlantic states ease limits on shark finning on dogfish May 2013 Conservationists decry shark finning loophole May 2013 Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes Baby Stingrays Just in Time for Mother s Day Wants You to Name It May 2013 Chatham Orleans talk sharks May 2013 The readers editor on a fishy tale of infestation and survival May 2013 Stingray species sighted in Bermuda for the first time April 2013 Sawfish project becomes a matter of survival April 2013 Shark Stalking Robot Will Spy on Mysterious Ocean Predators April 2013 Great white sharks appear off Florida coast April 2013 Large great white shark caught released off Fort Lauderdale April 2013 NOAA s proposed list of sharks as endangered threatened April 2013 Overfishing endangers manta and mobula rays April 2013 Manta ray sightings signal coastal health in Broome April 2013 Coast guard cracks down on illegal rare shark fishing April 2013 Sold for meat manta ray seized in Pasil fish market March 2013 Lanka won t reveal shark secret March 2013 Oceanic whitetip shark fishing banned March 2013 Porbeagle shark swims onto endangered list March 2013 Sharks CITES the morning after What went right and what happens next March 2013 Sawfish and Mantas Follow Sharks on CITES Agenda Receive Overwhelming Support March

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  • Sharks in the News, 2012
    closure November 2012 Surprising Data Collected From Sharks Tagged Off Cape Cod November 2012 Ample food keeps sharks around Cape November 2012 Shark fin soup a recipe for disaster for the fish November 2012 Slaughtered endangered species seized October 2012 More shark a track than shark attack October 2012 Gabon Expedition First Photo Taken by a Silky Shark October 2012 Sharks killed for fins yet little done to protect them

    Original URL path: http://www.sharkadvocates.org/category726.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Sharks in the News, 2011
    shark finning proposal November 2011 The Shark A Predator Turned Prey Discovery News November 2011 Washington Post on Atlantic Tuna Commission shark decisions November 2011 New York Times Green Blog Hope for the Giant Manta Rays November 2011 Save the hammerhead May 2011 Stingrays ray of hope for wounded soldiers March 2011 Sun Sentinel Save the Hammerhead April 2011 The Sunday Times Sri Lanka Man s bit too cruel even

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