Mixed Results for Sharks at Pacific Tuna Commission Meeting

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.

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Commissioner Damanaki welcomes Council move on shark finning

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:

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EU Shark Finning Regulation Debated in European Parliament

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).

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