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Blue Sharks, Whale Sharks Receive Increased International Protection

November 26th, 2017|

"The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem in the world." – Ms. Gillian Shirley Tuagalu, Samoa Delegation, CMS COP12 A joint proposal by Samoa and Sri Lanka successfully listed blue sharks on Appendix [...]

Migratory Sharks Receive New Protections at Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

November 15th, 2014|

The governments belonging to the U.N. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) moved to protect 21 shark and ray species at a meeting in Quito, Ecuador, today. Thresher, silky, and hammerhead sharks are now listed on the CMS Appendix II. The 120 governments belonging to the convention have identified them as among the shark [...]

Shark Stewards urges the Conference of the Parties (CoP11) to the Convention of Migratory Species, to protect sharks and rays.

November 14th, 2014|

4–9 November 2014 Shark Stewards urges the Conference of the Parties (CoP11) to the Convention of Migratory Species, to protect sharks and rays. Today, the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals convened in Quito, Ecuador. Shark Stewards joins Pew Environment, Greenpeace and other ocean organizations [...]