Friday 29 June 2012
Half measures fail to save Maui's dolphins from extinctionWorld Wide Fund For Nature | 29 Jun 2012
The New Zealand government has today announced half measures that will fail to save the remaining estimated 55 Maui's dolphins from imminent extinction, says WWF. "There are now fewer Mauis dolphins than kakapo left in the world," said Rebecca Bird, WWF-New Zealands Marine Programme Manager. And yet this decision means the government is knowingly allowing a method of fishing that kills dolphins to go ahead in their habitat."
Performance assessment of bycatch and discards governance (report)IUCN | 29 Jun 2012
Regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) play a critical role in global fisheries governance. A performance assessment of governance of bycatch, including discards, by 13 RFMOs, regional bodies with the competence to establish conservation and management measures for marine capture fisheries, was conducted.
UK Signs Sharks MOUConvention on Migratory Species | 29 Jun 2012
Bonn, 27 June 2012 - Endangered sharks will be given greater protection following the signing of the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on Migratory Sharks by the United Kingdom on 18 June.
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