Sharks

Leading scientists meet to discuss the criteria for listing sharks and other aquatic species

For use of the media only;
not an official document.

Exploitation levels of sturgeons, snakes, tortoises and freshwater turtles also under review
 

CITES and FAO promote better understanding of the application and effectiveness of international regulatory measures for the conservation and sustainable use of sharks

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), listed in CITES Appendix II, is one of
the 12 species of shark that have been included in CITES Appendices

Remarks by John Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES made during the 29th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI)

Rome, Italy, 1 February 2011

(Oral presentation was limited to four minutes and the main points set out below were highlighted)

Chair
Honourable Ministers
Delegates from COFI members
Observers

Statement by John Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES to the 17th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

Paris, 19 November 2010

Mister Chair
Commission officers
Distinguished delegates
Cooperating parties, entities or fishing entities
Observers

It is a great pleasure to be with you today at this 17th Special Meeting of the Commission.

CITES conference ends without new sharks in its net

Wildlife experts meet in Geneva to discuss the future of the South American cedar, mahogany, sharks, sturgeons and other species

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not an official document.
 

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