Please select your home edition
Edition
Pantaenius FBW Asset 728x90

New trade requirements for Short- and Long-Fin Mako Shark

by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 17 Nov 2019 13:15 UTC
Juvenile shortfin mako shark swimming in the waters off California. © Walter Heim

As a result of decisions made at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which took place August 17 - 28, 2019, there are new requirements for international trade of short fin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) and long fin mako shark (Isurus paucus).

They are included with other CITES Appendix-II listed shark and ray species which include: devil rays, thresher sharks, silky sharks, the basking shark, whale shark, great white shark, oceanic whitetip shark, three species of hammerhead sharks (scalloped, great, and smooth), porbeagle shark, and manta rays.

CITES helps to conserve species and ensure that international trade of species is legal and sustainable. International trade, including import, export, and introduction from the sea, of species listed in Appendix II of CITES is subject to regulation. Introduction from the sea refers to transport into a country of specimens taken on the high seas. Any person or entity that plans to engage in international trade in specimens of Appendix-II species must apply for and obtain appropriate CITES documents. An Appendix- II listing is NOT a prohibition or ban on trade.

To read more please go to the original article.

Related Articles

Strickland hangs tough on Harris
His first Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit win Laramy Strickland knew one day he'd get his first Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit win, and he knew he wanted to win on his home fishery, surrounded by friends and family. Posted on 27 Feb
Toyota Series on Lake Chickamuaga
Central Division opener is perfectly timed to be a big-bass slugfest The 2020 Toyota Series will open the Central Division with a tournament next week at Lake Chickamauga, Feb. 27-29, with the Toyota Series at Lake Chickamauga. Posted on 26 Feb
Friends of Launching Way
How is evicting Launching Way going to benefit boaters in Victoria? The Andrews Labor Government gave a strong commitment to the Victorian boating sector at the last election stating defiantly that they would "Make Boating Better!" Posted on 10 Feb
Golden tags lure fishers to fire affected areas
Government is encouraging recreational fishers back to bushfire-affected areas The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging recreational fishers back to bushfire-affected areas by giving them the chance at landing a tagged fish worth up to $10,000. Posted on 6 Feb
Mordialloc Creek upgrades to benefit boaters
Boaters will have easier and safer days on the water at Mordialloc Creek Boaters will have easier and safer days on the water at Mordialloc Creek with the installation of two new tide boards thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Posted on 7 Jan
Sponsored wrap with Bow Fishing Unlimited
Now that's what we call a wrap. Now that's what we call a wrap. Feast your eyes on our first Co-Branded Sponsored wrap with the blokes from Bowfishing Unlimited. Posted on 23 Dec 2019
FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Open
A field of 95 teams competed in the no-entry-fee tournament The Marietta High School duo of Carter Koza of Maretta, Georgia, and Paul Marks, of Cumming, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Open. Posted on 4 Dec 2019
Tides now coming in for fisherfolk & beach drivers
Copies of the definitive pocketbook guides are now in retail outlets Copies of the definitive pocketbook guides for fisherfolk, four-wheel-drivers, caravanners and campers who go beachside on the eastern coastline, are now in retail outlets. Posted on 10 Nov 2019
Lake Cumberland Top 10 Baits
Top 10 at Lake Cumberland during the 2019 Costa FLW Series Championship. In classic Southern smallmouth fashion, crankbaits and jigs dominated the top 10 at Lake Cumberland during the 2019 Costa FLW Series Championship. The only exceptions were a few finesse baits and the tackle used by two pros who targeted largemouths. Posted on 8 Nov 2019
Cairns Net Free Zones Fishing Forum
Queensland residents welcome to attend for free Cairns has not been idle either and a group of dedicated locals have joined with Cairns Regional Council to develop and promote our unique and extraordinary location and destination. Posted on 16 Oct 2019
Raymarine AUS Element HV FOOTERNanni Diesel Australia 2020 - FOOTERMarina Exchange FOOTER 1