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Was CITES COP16 a game-changer for online outreach at wildlife management meetings?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 18, 2013

As 16th Conference of the Parties of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES COP16, pronounced sight-eze) comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on something that made this meeting unlike almost any other wildlife conservation and management meeting in history. Yes, history was made as delegates voted to list commercially exploited […]

Securing the Conservation of Sharks and Rays

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksOctober 10, 2011

At the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, Dr. Nick Dulvy and the IUCN Shark Specialist Group organized a special symposium called “Securing the Conservation of Sharks and Rays”. This symposium featured leading scientists, international policy experts, the founder of a creative non-profit, a National Geographic conservation photographer… and me. It was, without a doubt, the […]

All eyes on Halifax: Will fishery managers follow scientific recommendations to protect the thorny skate?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceSeptember 19, 2011

Later today, the annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The marine conservation world should pay close attention. NAFO  made history in 2004 by becoming the first regional fisheries management organization to set a shared quota for a shark, skate, or ray fishery, but the future of that […]

Largetooth sawfish to become second elasmobranch to receive Endangered Species Act protections

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 13, 2011

The Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis perotteti) is about to become the second elasmobranch protected by the Endangered Species Act, a welcome step in the conservation of these animals.  In addition to the slow growth, low number of offspring, and relatively late maturity which characterizes most elasmobranchs, another  biological feature contributes to sawfish being “among the most […]

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Rejects Shark Conservation Policies

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 24, 2011

Last week, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission held their annual meeting in Sri Lanka. As one of the few international fisheries policy organizations in the region, the IOTC is also responsible for management of billfish and sharks. Several new shark conservation policies were proposed this year. These included species-specific protections for hammerhead and oceanic whitetip […]

Shark Salon this Tuesday in San Francisco

• Uncategorized • June 26, 2010

Shark expert Sonja Fordham, President of the new conservation organization Shark Advocates International, will be speaking at a “Shark Salon” in San Francisco on Tuesday. At the Salon, Sonja will answer people’s questions about sharks and tell entertaining stories from her life as a conservationist and scientist. She is asking for a $25 donation to […]

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