FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 897 FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 897
FIMF/R897 (En)

Report of the
TECHNICAL WORKSHOP ON THE STATUS, LIMITATIONS AND
OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING THE MONITORING OF SHARK
FISHERIES AND TRADE

Rome, 3-6 November 2008


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2009
 
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Report of the Technical Workshop on the Status, Limitations and Opportunities for
Improving the Monitoring of Shark Fisheries and Trade. Rome, 3–6 November 2008.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 897. Rome, FAO. 2009. 152p.

ABSTRACT

The Technical Workshop on the Status, Limitations and Opportunities for Improving the
Monitoring of Shark Fisheries and Trade considered global and country specific information
on shark fisheries and trade to identify limitations and strategies for improving their
monitoring. Reports from a selected number of main shark fishing and trading nations
described the status of shark fisheries and the efforts towards the development of a National
Plan of Action for Sharks. The workshop recommended actions to promote the
implementation of National Plans of Action for Sharks and to address specific problems
affecting catch and trade monitoring, including lack specificity in data, underestimated catch
volumes, and limitations in the customs codes used in trade monitoring.



CONTENTS

Part I  (Download pdf 193 kb)    Part II  (Download pdf 803 kb) Part III  (Download pdf 750 kb)

Report of the Technical Workshop on the Status, Limitations and Opportunities
for Improving the Monitoring of Shark Fisheries and Trade.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP
PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
OPENING
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDIXES
8. Five years of implementation of the project: “Strengthening the Sub-regional Plan of Action for the Conservation and the Sustainable
Management of Shark Populations within the «Commission sous-régionale des pêches» (CSP): outcomes and perspectives”

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