Source: Oceanographic Magazine
Despite promoting science-based shark conservation in the past, The European Union and the United States were the main obstacles to the implementation of desperately needed protections for mako sharks at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
Source: The Guardian
The species, mainly caught as bycatch but also prized by sports fishermen, is facing an alarming decline in numbers
Update, November 18, 2020: The day after signaling that ICCAT mako negotiations were at an impasse and would need to resume next year, the Chair of the Committee responsible for shark conservation announced that the matter is not yet closed and welcomed additional input from ICCAT Parties. The Shark League remains hopeful that the plan for the coming weeks was amended in response to countries expressing keen interest in tackling the mako crisis this year rather than accepting another damaging delay.
North Atlantic ban proposed by Canada, Senegal, and the UK thwarted in virtual ICCAT meeting
The Ecology Action Centre is calling on countries across the globe to follow Canada’s lead toward protecting mako shark populations before it’s too late
Source: Faro de Vigo
Canadá ha presentado una propuesta que supondría la prohibición de la pesca de tiburón marrajo en el Atlántico norte.
COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, including how we communicate, meet and make decisions, yet despite this fishing – and overfishing – continues and so must make efforts to protect shortfin mako sharks and other threatened species.
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) won’t be meeting in person this year, but decisions can – and must – still be made. Ahead of ICCAT parties embarking on their 2020 deliberations, the Shark League with our partners brought together supporters with scientists, conservationists and officials in two key regions to update on progress and plan for the next months when ICCAT has another chance to follow the science and prohibit mako catch in the North Atlantic.
Conservation du Requin-Taupe Bleu et Opportunités de Leadership Ouest-Africain Webinar, Octobre 1 2020