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Shark fin soup: CITES fails to protect 5 species of sharks from overfishing and finning. By: John Platt

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) this week decided not to create any new international trade restrictions to protect five endangered shark species, all of which are highly prized for their use in the Chinese delicacy known as shark fin soup, or as I call it “extinction in a bowl.”

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Libyan rant may have sealed bluefin tuna’s fate. By The Economist

“The Libyan representative accused the FAO of serving political interests and said there was no scientific basis for the listing.”

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Elizabeth Griffin (Oceana) comments on shark talks at CITES

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CITES Tour by Rebecca Greenberg, Oceana.

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Tour a CITES con Rebecca Greenberg

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OCEANA RECLAMA QUE CITES PROTEJA 40 ESPECIES MARINAS

Oceana apoya la prohibición del comercio internacional del atún rojo y pide que se regule el de 8 especies de tiburones y el de 31 corales rojos y rosas
Un equipo de científicos y expertos de Oceana se encuentra actualmente en la Conferencia de las Partes de CITES en Doha (Qatar)

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OCEANA URGES TO PROTECT 40 MARINE SPECIES UNDER CITES LISTINGS

Oceana supports the banning of the international trade of bluefin tuna and asks for 8 shark species and 31 red and pink coral species to be regulated.
A group of Oceana scientists and campaginers is currently at CITES Conference of the Parties in Doha, Qatar.

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Max Bello from Oceana at CITES, Doha, Qatar.

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Oceana and MarViva aknowledge EU moves towards bluefin tuna trade ban

The international bluefin tuna trade ban will be discussed as from next week in the CITES Conference of the Parties

Today EU Member States reached a common position on controversial issues like bluefin tuna and corals for the upcoming session of the Conference of the Parties of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

The marine conservation organizations Oceana and MarViva acknowledged the efforts of the EU to support a ban on the international trade of bluefin tuna by listing the species in Appendix I of the Convention. However, the organizations are concerned about some conditions and implementation delays that were agreed in the proposal, which differ substantially from the immediate and direct ban proposed by the Principality of Monaco and openly supported by the USA.

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