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EEA 2017 ICCAT Resolution

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  • October 30, 2017
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The European Elasmobranch Association’s Annual General Meeting adopted a resolution regarding the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas in October 2017.  
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EU Shark Conservation – Recent Progress and Priorities for Action

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  • May 7, 2012
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The European Union (EU) remains a global shark fishing power, but its record on shark conservation is changing. The EU’s notorious not-so-distant past – characterised by severe population depletion, unregulated fishing and exceptionally weak regulations – is now finally being balanced by recent, significant strides toward limiting EU shark fisheries and securing international protections for
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Closing the Loopholes on Shark Finning

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  • January 22, 2012
  • by thedconceptadmin
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Fetching up to 500 Euros a kilo when dried, shark fins are rich pickings for fishermen. Most shark fins end up in Asia where shark fin soup is a traditional delicacy and status symbol. With shark fins fetching such a high price, and with the rest of the shark being so much less valuable, many fishermen have taken to ‘finning’ the sharks they catch to save room on their boats for the bodies of more commercially important fish.
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Shark Fins in Europe – Implications for reforming the EU finning ban

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  • November 3, 2010
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This study on EU shark fin catching, processing and trade practices, and their global significance, was undertaken to contribute to the debate on strengthening the EU Finning Regulation. It is widely acknowledged that effective fisheries management is urgently needed if shark populations are to recover and sustainable levels of exploitation are to be achieved. however,
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Shark Fins in Europe – summary report

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  • November 3, 2010
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This report summarises the expert study on EU shark fin catching, processing and trade practices, and their global significance. It was undertaken to contribute to the debate on strengthening the EU Finning Regulation. Sharks are captured worldwide in targeted fisheries for their meat, fins, liver and oil, and are an important by-product of many “mixed”
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Chondrichthyans are a relatively small (approximately 1,200 species) evolutionarily-conservative group that has functioned successfully in diverse ecosystems for over 400 million years. Despite their evolutionary success, many chondrichthyans are increasingly threatened with extinction as a result of human activities and the conservative life history traits of this group of fishes. Generally, chondrichthyans are slow growing
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The conservation status of pelagic sharks and rays

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  • February 23, 2007
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Pelagic sharks and rays are a relatively small group, representing only about 6% of the world’s total chondrichthyan fish species and having low diversity compared to the shelf- and slope-dwelling chondrichthyans. They are active, free-swimming species that live in the water column and are not closely associated with the sea bottom. No chimaeras are known
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Report from the Commission to the Council and EU Parliament

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  • December 23, 2005
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The strong international market for shark fins, but the often relatively low value for shark meat and the practical constraints for conserving it on board, has led to the practice whereby fins are removed from any shark caught by a fishing vessel and retained on board while the remainder of the shark is discarded at
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