Atlantic Tuna Commission Fails Sharks

ICCAT leaves porbeagles vulnerable, high seas mako fisheries unregulated, and finning ban weak

Agadir, Morocco. November 19, 2012. Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission
for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) reached consensus on just one of seven proposals for action on
sharks. By the end of the eight-day meeting today, ICCAT Parties could only agree to report next year on their
compliance with existing shark measures. Proposals to establish ICCAT limits on shortfin mako and porbeagle
failed, as did efforts to change existing measures on oceanic whitetip sharks and shark finning (slicing off a
shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea).

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