Emmanuel Macron: ‘There is no vaccine for a sick planet’ – opening address and Guardian overview IUCN Marine News Issue 16 is here! IUCN’s one-stop source of ocean-related news from across the Union   To mark the opening of the 2021 World Conservation Congress in Marseille, IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme is releasing the 2021 edition of […]

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In December 2020, Defra announced a call for evidence on the scale of shark fin trade in the UK, seeking advice on the conservation impacts as well as economic, social and cultural impacts. According to a report of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) the UK has reported between 2,000 tonnes and […]

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Consultation description We’re asking for evidence to help us better understand the shark fin trade and its impacts in the UK and overseas. We’re looking for expert advice in the following 4 key areas: scale of shark fin trade in the UK conservation impacts of shark fin trade in the UK economic and social impacts […]

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Assessing the importance of Isle of Man waters for the basking shark Haley R. Dolton, Fiona R. Gell, Jackie Hall, Graham Hall, Lucy A. Hawkes, Matthew J. Witt Endangered Species Research Abstract: ‘Satellite tracking of endangered or threatened animals can facilitate informed conservation by revealing priority areas for their protection. Basking sharks Cetorhinus maximus (n […]

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The future of UK blue shark angling looks a little more secure after ICCAT (the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, which also manages shark species) agreed science-based catch limits for both southern and northern blue shark stocks for the first time. The limits cap the amount of blue sharks that can be […]

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The Queensland government has lost its battle for the right to use nets and drumlines to catch and kill sharks in a bid to protect swimmers on the Great Barrier Reef. The state government appeal to maintain its controversial management program was dismissed on Wednesday in the federal court in Sydney. In April the Administrative […]

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BBC ‘Countries have agreed to strengthen protections for 18 threatened species of sharks and rays, including those hunted for their meat and fins. The proposal was passed at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on Sunday. The newly protected species include mako sharks, wedgefishes and guitarfishes. A demand for shark fin soup […]

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