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Commerce Trumps Science at CITES, Threatened Sharks and Bluefin TunaStill at Risk

Pew calls conference on global trade in endangered species a majordisappointment

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Open letter to EU Fisheries Commissioner Damanaki. By: Isabella Lövin & Raul Romeva i Rueda

We urge you, and your colleague in DG ENVI, to maintain the position you adopted last month and to implement, on a unilateral basis, the consequences of an Appendix 1 listing, ie a ban on industrial fishing (such as by purse seines and possibly others) of bluefin tuna and on the export of tuna outside the territory of the EU.

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Fishing countries must respect Doha message on tuna. By: WWF

WWF is urging ICCAT members to set much lower fishing quotas, based on scientific estimates that give a high probability of fish stock recovery. It is also essential to ban and scrap the hi-tech industrial fishing fleets operating in the Mediterranean Sea – the purse seiners, vessels that drag large purse-like nets through the sea for weeks, scooping up tunas of all sizes and transferring them to fattening farms around the Mediterranean for eventual consumption on the luxury Japanese seafood market.

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Oceana declares CITES a tragedy

Oceana, the world’s largest international ocean conservation organization, declared the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) a “tragedy of the oceans” today after it failed to protect the forty marine species proposed for listing in Appendix I and II during the 15th Conference of the Parties over the past two weeks. Specifically, it failed to ban the international trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna and implement international trade regulations for eight shark species and 31 species of red and pink coral, all of which are essential to the oceans, livelihoods and local economies.

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Sharks Denied CITES Protections!!!

Parties overturn Committee decision to list porbeagle sharks under CITES Appendices and confirm rejection of similar action for hammerhead, oceanic whitetip, and spiny dogfish sharks.

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Tunapocalypse, Bluefin Tuna trade ban rejection catastrophic – Greenpeace

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Bluefin trade ban rejected – but we’re not giving up. WWF UK.

The long-awaited proposal to ban international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna has been shockingly rejected at the world’s biggest wildlife trade convention. We were particularly disappointed that there wasn’t even much debate on the issue before a vote was hastily pushed through.

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Disaster for bluefin tuna at CITES meeting

Doha, Qatar — Governments have completely failed to pull bluefin tuna back from the brink of ‘commercial extinction’: it would have been so easy, listen to the scientists, witness the failure of the exiting management group, and agree to protection under CITES – Convention for the Trade in Endangered Species. Instead they allowed the largest tuna consuming nations undermine a vote that would have seen bluefin listed under Appendix I.

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CITES fails to protect Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization, released the following statement from campaigner María José Cornax today following the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’ (CITES) failure to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna at the 15th Conference of the Parties: “In a clear win by short-term economic interest over the long-term health of the ocean [...]

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Proposal to ban export of bluefin tuna rejected, By Richard Black

A proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna, which is a sushi mainstay in Japan, has been rejected by a UN wildlife meeting.

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