Activity 24: Ensure the sustainable management of sharks

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Consider factors affecting implementation and effectiveness when developing proposals to include shark species in the CITES Appendices: CITES Decision 14.101
  • Use commodity codes, where they exist, for traded fish products: CITES Decision 14.104
  • Use existing species specific FAO catch data recording fields for the reporting of shark catches and discards: CITES Decision 14.105
  • Parties landing and exporting shark products from species of concern identified by the Animals Committee to ensure that levels of international trade are non-detrimental and to take other appropriate measures: CITES Decision 14.108
  • When making non-detriment findings for shark species, seek advice from relevant scientific and management bodies: CITES Decision 14.111
  • Call on FAO to facilitate greater support for countries with limited capacity to manage their shark fisheries: CITES Decision 14.112
  • Implement the FAO International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and take other appropriate measures:CITES Decision 14.115
  • Encourage regional fisheries management organizations to develop measures to assist in shark species identification and monitoring: CITES Decision 14.116
  • Strengthen measures to protect migratory shark species against threatening processes including IUU fishing and fisheries by-catch: CMS Recommendation 8.16, 1
  • Range states of migratory sharks listed on CMS Appendix I or II to develop a global migratory sharks conservation instrument: CMS Recommendation 8.16, 3

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