30. März 2012
Member countries agree to protect oceanic whitetip sharks, fail to safeguard whale sharks
Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) have agreed to protect the oceanic whitetip shark based on a proposal from the United States, while an Australian proposal to ban the intentional setting of purse seine nets on whale sharks (to catch associated aggregations of tuna) has been stalled by Japan.
19. März 2012
Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomed the support expressed by the EU Ministers at today's Council, for the Commission proposal on shark finning.
At the margin of the Council meeting, Commissioner Damanaki said "It is important that we close the loopholes in EU legislation:
01. März 2012
Shark Alliance representatives were on hand this week as the European Parliament Fisheries Committee considered and debated for the first time the European Commission’s proposal to close major loopholes in the EU ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea).
- Shark Alliance joins Italian MEP in urging European Parliament to support closing the loopholes in EU ban on shark finning
- Endangered Turtles and Sharks Lose Out in MSC Longline Swordfish Certification Decision
- Key EU shark and ray protections maintained for 2012
- Nations Agree to Protect Giant Manta Rays
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