The 16th meeting of the WCPFC is taking place on 5-11 December in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and we are urging member states in attendance to fight for sharks and rays that are harvested in the Pacific.
Banning wire leaders and shark lines would reduce fishing mortality of oceanic whitetips by 40.5%, and that of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis), another threatened species, by 30.8%, according to research cited in the WCPFC proposal.
The California driftnet fishery is responsible for the annual killing of thousands of innocent seabirds, marine mammals and sharks in California waters and is the only fishery where these harmful nets are still used in the United States.
Bill Will Protect Marine Life, Eliminate Deadly Gear Fishing for Swordfish in West Coast Waters and Save Sharks and Encourages Shift to More Sustainable Fishing Contact: David McGuire: info@sharkstewards On February 21, […]
Bill passed by Congress in 2020 and Vetoed by Trump is reintroduced U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have reintroduced the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act in […]