Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Carcharhinus longimanus and pilot fish, Naucrates ductor. (Photo Credit: Thomas Ehrensperger)

Oceanic whitetip shark fishing banned

Click on the flag for more information about Brazil BRAZIL
Friday, March 15, 2013, 04:00 (GMT + 9)

As part of the last meeting of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites), held this week in Bangkok (Thailand), the national government banned fishing for oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) in Brazilian waters.

The decision was made in order to preserve this endangered species.

According to a Normative Instruction of the Ministry of the Environment published in the Official Journal of Unión, the ban on fishing this resource has come into effect since Wednesday, as well as on-board storage, transport, unloading and marketing.

That is, the fishermen who catch oceanic sharks -- even accidentally -- will have to return them to the sea dead or alive.

And the boats that are caught carrying fins or specimens will be penalized with the loss of the fishing license.

The new order provides an exception only for fishing for the species for duly authorized scientific studies.

Besides, the Ministry of Environment ordered fishermen to include the oceanic sharks that are caught and returned to the sea in their vessel logbooks.

For several years, the Brazilian executive has tried to include the whitetip shark among protected species but the fishing sector disagreed because it is a really demanded species as the fins offer high market value, EFE agency reports.

During the meeting, the 178 member countries of the Convention confirmed the protection of the oceanic whitetip shark, three species of hammerhead shark, porbeagle shark, and sting rays.

According to Susan Lieberman, a member of the Pew organization, "It has been the most important day for the ocean in 40 years of the history of Cites."

While Carlos Drews, from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), said: "It is a historic moment where science has defeated politics," reported Terra.
 

By Analia Murias
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Sep 1, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Shrimp refrigeration cost-share program
Oman
Sep 1, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Shrimp fishing season begins on September 1 2015
Australia
Sep 1, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Scale of Success at SA Seafood Industry Awards
United States
Sep 1, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Peter Carpenter Hired As BAP Certification Manager
New Zealand
Aug 31, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Encouraging study on snapper fishery unveiled
Chile
Aug 31, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Chilean abalone, hake and crustacean bans start
United Kingdom
Aug 31, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
Climate change will alter global marine communities
Peru
Aug 31, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Non-traditional fish exports reach USD 548 million
United Kingdom
Aug 31, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
Cornish Fishermen take steps towards EU spurdog management change
Indonesia
Aug 31, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
Pole-and-line tuna catch remains healthy, affirms IPNLF
Australia
Aug 31, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
NGO accuses Coles of breaching its own tuna sustainable policy
Australia
Aug 31, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
World’s first pearl fishery seeks MSC certification
Namibia
Aug 28, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Bidvest Posts Disappointing Results
Australia
Aug 28, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Australia's first certified sustainable tuna coming soon
Namibia
Aug 28, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Bidvest Optimistic Amid Turbulent Seas



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
UACh receives USD 6.4 million for Antarctic research project
Chile Universidad Austral de Chile and its associated organizations will receive USD 6.4 million for the development of frontier research in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic zone.
Shrimp trawling responsible for the highest bycatch
Worldwide Shrimp trawling accounts for more bycatch volume than any other fishery type but efforts to reduce bycatch can make a positive difference, concludes a report about bycatch in the wild shrimp sector released by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.
Omega-3 supplements would not protect against brain decline
United States Researchers at the National Institutes of Health reached the conclusion that omega-3 supplements do not slow cognitive decline in the elderly despite offering benefits for eye, brain and heart health.
Nestle accused of using slave-caught fish
United States Swiss food giant Nestle is being sued in the United States for allegedly purchasing fish from a Thai supplier suspected of being involved in slave labour.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER