At CITES’ CoP-18 the assembled NGOs made sharks their iconic species of choice, knocking elephants off their number one spot. The question is, why did an ugly predator displace photogenic and speciously friendly elephants as the primary campaign pillar of animal rights activists? Animal activist NGOs leapt for joy, stamped their feet and banged their… Continue reading Hands off all sharks?
The founders of CITES – including IUCN – never intended the Convention to become deeply involved with the conservation of marine species. That explains why when CITES held its first Conference of the Parties in 1976, sharks were not an agenda item. It took until 2002 at CoP-12 in Santiago, Chile, before the first listing of… Continue reading Sharks overview
A RESTRICTED INVITATION TO ASSESS AND EXPAND Assembled by Michelle Batterham The Problem A paper has been published reviewing various non-lethal methods currently being used, somewhat ineffectively, to reduce interactions between sharks and people. McPhee et al. 2021, A comparison of alternative systems to catch and kill for mitigating unprovoked shark bite on bathers or… Continue reading ASSESSMENT-REVIEW
By Jim Waymer. Originally published on Florida Today. Sharks sink to the bottom dead, slaughtered only for their fins. Flounders are floundering under an onslaught of hooks. And diamondback terrapins drown in untold abandoned crab traps. Those are among the creature discomforts that Florida wildlife officials will address this week, fishing for better ways to preserve those… Continue reading Sharks, flounders and terrapins top Florida wildlife agenda this week
Tiger sharks will never be in danger of depletion, nor worse, under current fishing methods worldwide. They mature very quick as far as sharks go, and the females are always much larger than the males, and probably mate with several males like many shark species during breeding season that helps genetic diversity, and have scores… Continue reading DIRECTED SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES, INC. A Saltwater Fisheries Consulting Company
Bangkok, 11 March 2013 IWMC World Conservation Trust, the world’s leading independent advocate for the sustainable use of wildlife, warned today that the decision by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to list a range of shark species in its Appendices will not produce the intended conservation outcomes. CITES voted today to… Continue reading Media release: CITES Shark Listings will have Minimal Conservation Impact
Sharks – Key facts Sharks have swum the oceans for around 250 million years, residing at the top of the marine food chain. Their only known predators are other sharks and man. Nearly 400 shark species exist, covering most parts of the world. Among the largest are the whale shark, which can grow to a… Continue reading THE MANAGEMENT OF SHARKS – Conserve Through Trade