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Tuesday
Mar 12 2013

CITES members silent over failure to address illegal toothfish fishing

Bangkok, Thailand, 13th March 2012—Governments remained silent when a report demonstrating their lack of co-operation in addressing illegal fishing of toothfish was presented to the CITES meeting currently underway in Bangkok.

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Monday
Mar 11 2013

CITES Parties agree on Manta rays proposal

in Japanese

Bangkok, Thailand, 11th March—Governments at a United Nations meeting on wildlife trade today voted for better international trade controls for Manta rays. The rays are in decline owing to overfishing for their high-value gill plates.

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Friday
Nov 23 2012

EU closes shark finning loophole

Brussels, Belgium, 23rd November 2012—Members of the European Parliament this week voted overwhelmingly in favour of making it a requirement for EU fishing vessels only to land sharks with their fins still attached.

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Friday
Oct 26 2012

TRAFFIC and Alibaba.com work together to prevent illegal exports of young eels from the Philippines

in Chinese l in Japanese

Beijing, China, 26th October 2012—TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, and global online B2B e-commerce platform, Alibaba.com, are working together to try and combat illegal exports of young eels from the Philippines following concerns over the threat to the country’s wild eel population caused by overharvesting.

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Saturday
Sep 08 2012

Poor fisheries management endangers sharks in the Coral Triangle

Update July 2013: Report now available in Chinese (PDF, 2.7 MB), with updated section on the CITES shark listings in March 2013.

in Chinese l in Japanese

Hong Kong, 8th September 2012—WWF and TRAFFIC today released a new report that shows the need for a more concerted effort in managing shark fisheries in the Coral Triangle, to help conserve dwindling populations of these threatened species.
The report, An Overview of Shark Utilization in the Coral Triangle Region (PDF, 600 KB), examines the catch, trade, and management of sharks in waters of the six Coral Triangle countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste, plus the neighbouring countries of Viet Nam and Fiji.

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Monday
Nov 14 2011

Illegal caviar trade poses major threat to Danube sturgeons

in Japanese

14th November 2011—The highly endangered sturgeons of the Danube river basin are at risk because of the persistent illegal trade in their caviar involving Bulgaria and Romania, according to a newly published TRAFFIC report compiled for WWF.

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Thursday
Oct 13 2011

Tuna management measures welcomed

Bali, Indonesia 13th October, 2011—delegates to a crucial meeting to decide the fate of the Southern Bluefin Tuna have agreed targets for rebuilding stocks of the highly endangered fish species by 2035.

The Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) announced the targets as the meeting in Bali closed earlier today.

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Wednesday
Feb 16 2011

TRAFFIC Japan hosts online fisheries seminar

Tokyo, Japan, 16th February 2011—TRAFFIC Japan today hosted a seminar entitled “Towards traceability and sustainable use of marine resources: international trends and activities in Japan”, and in a TRAFFIC first, the seminar was broadcast live online.

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