1 Tahrcountry Musings: Hope for Ecuadorian Sharks

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hope for Ecuadorian Sharks

Ecuadorian Sharks have been recently threatened by overfishing. But there is new hope on the horizon. Ecuador has made a major step forward in the conservation of its sharks by agreeing on a National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. The Plan of Action is the result of joint discussions between the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries of Ecuador, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and all stakeholders. It falls under the FAO International Plan of Action for Sharks, part of the code of Practice for Responsible Fisheries.

2 comments:

JLB said...

It's good to see you back online Tahrman. I hope your travels went well.

Sounds like good news for the sharks. Good news is always welcome!

tahrman said...

Thank you jlb. Yes my tavels went well.
Yes the news about sharks is good.

Professor Monty Priede, director of Oceanlab at Aberdeen University recently said: "Sharks are apparently confined to around 30% of the world's oceans.
"All populations are therefore within reach of human fisheries, near the surface and at the edges of deep water.
"Sharks are already threatened worldwide by the intensity of fishing activity.