In the News
Source: CBC: As It Happens | Added on: March 12th, 2013
Jonathan Kathrein has first-hand knowledge of sharks. He bears the scars of a Great White strike that required over 7hrs of surgery and over 600 stitches to close the wounds. Nowadays, though, he is an advocate for their protection.
Source: Langley Advance | Added on: Nov 21st, 2012
A great letter on the economics of the porbeagle fishery
Source: Fish Informationa and Services | Added on: Nov 21st, 2012
Environmental groups congratulated the(ICCAT) for following scientific advice and not increasing Atlantic bluefin tuna quotas while still concerned by the lack of new steps to protect threatened highly migratory species of sharks
Source: Globe and Mail | Added on: Nov 20th, 2012
Canada’s attempt to increase the amount of a vulnerable species of tuna that can be fished out of the Atlantic Ocean has been shot down by other countries but Canadian negotiators have managed to block international efforts to protect an endangered type of shark.
Source: Huffington Post | Added on: Nov 20th, 2012
Fishing countries on Monday voted to keep up strict limits on catching Atlantic Bluefin tuna while newly proposed protection measures for mako and porbeagle sharks, which also come under the commission's purview, were not adopted
'Canada's shark' still swimming without Canada's protection
Source: iPolitics | Added on: Nov 5th, 2012
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is under fire for its refusal to ban fishing on the endangered porbeagle Shark, commonly referred to as “Canada’s shark.”Download PDF
Source: Save Our Seas Foundation | Added on: Nov 5th, 2012
Fishing nations at this year’s International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting have adopted protections for silky sharks, but failed to take action to protect porbeagle sharks and to strengthen the ICCAT ban on shark finning.
Source: Sustainable Fisheries | Added on: Nov 5th, 2012
Following the recent ICCAT meeting Canada's porbeagle fishers get to continue hunting porbeagles despite their endangered status.
Read full story: http://www.sustainablefisheries.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=311:canada-a-renegade-at-iccatfails-to-protect-porbeagles&catid=25:sustainable-fisheries-news-page&Itemid=2
Source: thestar.com | Added on: Nov 5th, 2012
At a meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Istanbul, Turkey earlier this month, Canada was the only nation among 48 to defend porbeagle fishing and oppose a ban.
Source: Ottawa Citizen | Added on: Nov 5th, 2012
Source: CBC | Added on: Nov 25th, 2011
Faith Scatalon of Fisheries and Oceans Canada tries to justify Canada's position on the endangered shark fishery.
Source: CBC | Added on: Nov 24th, 2011
Shannon Arnold of the Ecology Action Centre questions why Canada supports a fishery of an endangered species.
Shannon Arnold and Friends of Hector on 'Habitat' Radio Program
Source: CKDU 88.1 | Added on: Nov 30th, 2010
Shannon Arnold was interviewed on Erica Butler's program 'Habitat,' about the EAC's role at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the Friends of Hector campaign.
Source: Dan Arsenault | Added on: Nov 29th, 2010
A Halifax environmental group is giving Canada mixed marks for its efforts at an ocean conservation meeting that ended Saturday in Paris....
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We managed to get at least a small mention of shark and sea turtle protection squeeked into Greenberg's article. Better than nothing!