Shark Proposals Adopted at CITES Committee Meeting

11. März 2013

Historic shark conservation decisions still must be confirmed in plenary

In a highly anticipated Committee vote today, proposals to list under CITES* five species of sharks were supported by more than the two-thirds majority of voting countries needed for adoption. Conservationists are pleased yet mindful that decisions must still be confirmed in the final plenary session later this week.



CMS Welcomes United Nations General Assembly Resolution regarding CMS Sharks MOU

14. Januar 2013

By adopting the wide-ranging text on “Oceans and the Law of the Sea” on 11 December 2012 in New York, the United Nations General Assembly has for the first time ever officially recognized the importance of the CMS MOU on Sharks for the conservation of migratory sharks within a resolution to promote a healthy marine environment as part of achieving its sustainable development goals.



2013 catch limits set for sharks in EU waters

20. Dezember 2012

The December EU Fisheries Council concluded in the early hours of this morning, setting the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and Quotas for EU fishing vessels in 2013 – including those for sharks, skates and rays.



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