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Costa Rica Scientists Recommend Ban On Hammerhead Shark Products Exports.

Additional management measures recommended in coastal areas to protect nurseries (San José, Costa Rica - August 25, 2015). Halt all hammerhead shark product exports! That is the main recommendation of the Hammerhead Shark Non Detrimental Extraction Finding (NDEF), elaborated by the Costa Rican Council of Scientific Authority Representatives of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered ...
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Additional management measures recommended in coastal areas to protect nurseries (San José, Costa Rica – August 25, 2015). Halt all hammerhead shark product exports! That is the main recommendation of the Hammerhead Shark Non Detrimental Extraction Finding (NDEF), elaborated by the Costa Rican Council of Scientific Authority Representatives of the…
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American Airlines Announces on Twitter Shark Fin Shipment Ban

San Jose, Costa Rica (April 7, 2015)– Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) were being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil. With this evidence in hand, Turtle Island negotiated with American Airlines in ...
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San Jose, Costa Rica (April 7, 2015)– Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) were being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil. With this evidence in hand, Turtle Island…
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Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica, Touch Down Illegally in U.S. en Route to Hong Kong In Violation of Endangered Species Act

Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica, Touch Down Illegally in U.S. en Route to Hong Kong In Violation of Endangered Species Act San Jose, Costa Rica (April 6, 2015)–Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network and have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown ...
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Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica, Touch Down Illegally in U.S. en Route to Hong Kong In Violation of Endangered Species Act San Jose, Costa Rica (April 6, 2015)–Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network and have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported…
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Costa Rican Nicoya Peninsula artisanal snapper fishery begins MSC assessment process

First Central American and snapper fishery to enter MSC program March 16, 2015 (Seattle, WA) - The Nicoya Peninsula artisanal snapper fishery located in the nearshore waters of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has voluntarily entered the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) full assessment process. Targeted species in the fishery are spotted ...
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First Central American and snapper fishery to enter MSC program March 16, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – The Nicoya Peninsula artisanal snapper fishery located in the nearshore waters of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has voluntarily entered the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) full assessment process. Targeted…
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Costa Rica exported 411 kilos of hammerhead shark fins last December

Violations of International Treaty CITES denounced (February 5, 2015 - San Jose, Costa Rica) Last December 24, Costa Rica exported 411 kilos of hammerhead shark fins with a declared value of US$52,857, under conditions that the Costa Rican organization PRETOMA describes as irregular and that violate the country’s commitments as a Party of the Convention on International ...
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Violations of International Treaty CITES denounced (February 5, 2015 – San Jose, Costa Rica) Last December 24, Costa Rica exported 411 kilos of hammerhead shark fins with a declared value of US$52,857, under conditions that the Costa Rican organization PRETOMA describes as irregular and that violate the country’s commitments as…
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Coyote and Bejuco fishers call for three year shrimp trawl ban

Environmental and social impacts denounced (February 3, 2015 - San José, Costa Rica) Last January 30th, a letter was delivered to the President of INCOPESCA, priest Gustavo Meneses, on behalf of the Association of Punta Coyote Fishers (ASPEPUCO) and the Association of Bejuco Fishers (ASOBEJUCO), calling for a three year shrimp trawl ban in Bejuco, Nandayure, Guanacaste, ...
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Environmental and social impacts denounced (February 3, 2015 – San José, Costa Rica) Last January 30th, a letter was delivered to the President of INCOPESCA, priest Gustavo Meneses, on behalf of the Association of Punta Coyote Fishers (ASPEPUCO) and the Association of Bejuco Fishers (ASOBEJUCO), calling for a three year…
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Exportation of shark fin cargo halted in Costa Rica

Species banned and regulated by international conventions detected. (November 21, 2014 - San José, Costa Rica) Last Wednesday, shark fins belonging to species that have been banned and regulated by international conventions that Costa Rica has signed were confirmed to occur in a cargo of shark fins that was intended to be exported to Hong Kong. Dr. ...
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Species banned and regulated by international conventions detected. (November 21, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica) Last Wednesday, shark fins belonging to species that have been banned and regulated by international conventions that Costa Rica has signed were confirmed to occur in a cargo of shark fins that was intended…
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Historic day for international shark conservation

(Quito, Ecuador – November 9, 2014) An unprecedented number of sharks, including two species of hammerheads, the entire genus of thresher sharks, and the silky shark species, were officially incorporated into Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) earlier today during its 11th Meeting of the Conference of ...
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(Quito, Ecuador – November 9, 2014) An unprecedented number of sharks, including two species of hammerheads, the entire genus of thresher sharks, and the silky shark species, were officially incorporated into Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) earlier today during its…
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Costa Rica to support hammerhead and silky shark proposals at CMS

October 31, 2014 Costa Rica will support the inclusion of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna mokarran) in Appendix II and Egypt’s proposal to include silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) in Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The announcement was released Thursday during a national press conference where Costa ...
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October 31, 2014 Costa Rica will support the inclusion of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna mokarran) in Appendix II and Egypt’s proposal to include silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) in Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The announcement was released Thursday during…
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CITES restrictions start today on international trade of sharks, manta rays

CITES restrictions start today on international trade of hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and manta rays. During the last Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Migratory Species (CMS) held in June of 2013, five species of sharks and all manta rays were listed under Appendix II. The ...
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CITES restrictions start today on international trade of hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and manta rays. During the last Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Migratory Species (CMS) held in June of 2013, five species of sharks and all manta rays…
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