Shark to Be on the Table at CITES Conference

Publication: Gulf Times


03/11/2010 - Whether to protect eight shark species that are vulnerable to international trade will be a question to be debated at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), scheduled in Doha from March 13 to 25.

The shark species in question are spiny dogfish, porbeagle, oceanic whitetip, scalloped hammerhead, great hammerhead, smooth hammerhead, dusky and sandbar sharks.

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“We call on all other CITES parties to support the proposed Appendix II listings for these eight shark species before it’s too late,” Shark Alliance co-ordinator and director of Global Shark Conservation for the Pew Environment Group, Matt Rand added.

Read the full article Shark to Be on the Table at CITES Conference on the Gulf Times Web site.

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