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Oceana asks nations to stop overfishing tunas and sharks
Less than 15% of tuna and shark species are subject to management measures by any Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, whereas the rest are caught without control
Oceana welcomes EU fish council conclusions urging quick action for shark conservation in Europe
EU Fisheries Ministers emphasised the need for immediate action to protect sharks and prioritised strengthening the shark finning regulation
New Oceana report shows depletion of prey fish may be starving the oceans
The SOFIA report presented today by the FAO confirms continued worldwide expansion of prey fisheries and states that 80% of the marine stocks are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted
Big plans but little action for European shark protection
Oceana urges fisheries ministers to strengthen the Shark Action Plan and push for strict legislation
Oceana expects upcoming EU shark action plan to include concrete and effective conservation measures
Oceana’s new report highlights how EU countries are responsible for over 50% of worldwide shark meat imports, with many other shark products commonly consumed and traded
Oceana welcomes Spanish Fisheries Ministry commitment to introducing shark conservation into national legislation
The largest shark fishing country in Europe is in agreement with Oceana on three groundbreaking conservation matters
The EU now has the chance to make good on recent commitments for shark protection
Oceana calls on Fisheries Ministers to heed scientific advice for 2009 shark and ray fishing regulations.
Migratory sharks up for getting a conservation boost at the convention on migratory species in Rome
Oceana calls on the Parties to take action to safeguard the future of sharks.
Oceana warns that one third of european shark and ray populations are threatened with extinction
The international marine conservation organization has sent reports analyzing the state of European elasmobranches to the Spanish Minister of Environment and the European Fisheries commissioner.
Spanish government commits to taking steps towards shark conservation
The Minister of Environment, the General Secretary for the Sea, and the General Director for Fishery Resources met with directors of Oceana and announced measures related to conservation and sustainable fisheries for sharks.
Vulnerable Sharks in the Atlantic Ocean
The race for threatened sharks
Keeping the balance: How environmental conventions can be used to protect sharks and their habitats
From head to tail. How European nations commercialise shark products
The beauty of the beast: The present and future of elasmobranches in Europe
Guide to european elasmobranches
Oceana's contribution to the ICCAT shark assesment. Madrid, september 2008
Fishy business: How EU shark fleets escape regulation and undermine shark conservation around the world
Treated as trash
Hunted for fins: How EU fleets target threatened sharks - without management - in the world's oceans
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Oceana: ICCAT’s status quo stance boots eastern bluefin tuna recovery but condemms sharks
November 25, 2013
Oceana report unveils hidden shark catches
November 19, 2013
EU shark finning ban comes into effect
July 5, 2013
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