Johannesburg, South Africa, 25th September 2016—a fisheries management body has written to the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to report that many Parties are failing to co-operate with its trade regulations and even licencing illegal fishing vessels that catch Patagonian and Antarctic Toothfish in its waters.
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Update: 27th May—Australia has submitted a proposal to ban deepwater gillnets in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Area. TRAFFIC urges the other seven Parties to support this proposal.—TRAFFIC is urging governments whose fisheries operate in the Southern Indian Ocean to consider a total ban on the use of deepwater set gillnets at their forthcoming meeting this July.
—A critical meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) takes place next week in La Reunion, where more than 30 Member States discuss whether to adopt conservation measures that will improve the management of their shared tuna stocks.
Hong Kong, 17th March 2016—market surveys in Hong Kong and mainland China have revealed the large scale of illegal and unreported trade in Humphead Wrasse despite the introduction of regulatory measures in 2005.
—A group of experts from international conservation organizations is announcing a new strategy for combating the decline of sharks and closely related rays, while warning that the rays are even more threatened and less protected than the higher profile sharks.
Cambridge, UK, 7th January 2016—TRAFFIC has compiled a ground-breaking traceability review of how trade in species listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) can be tracked along the supply chain.
Tokyo, Japan, 13th July 2015—Production and consumption patterns for eels in East Asia are constantly changing, with new markets and trade routes emerging, meaning strong regional and international co-ordination is needed to implement eel conservation and management measures, finds a new TRAFFIC report.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, 26th June 2015—TRAFFIC is urging government members of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), currently meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to implement a recovery plan for Pacific Bluefin tuna stocks, to address fishing over-capacity in the region and to demonstrate what action they have taken to implement protection measures for sharks and rays.