FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 925 FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 925
FIRF/R925 (En)

Report of the
Third FAO Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment
of Proposals to Amend Appendices I and II of CITES
Concerning Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species

Rome, 7-12 December 2009


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2010

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Report of the third FAO Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendices I and II of CITES Concerning Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species.
Rome, 7–12 December 2009.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 925. Rome, FAO. 2010. 150p.

ABSTRACT

The third FAO Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendices I and II of CITES Concerning Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species was held at FAO headquarters from 7 to 12 December 2009. The Panel was convened in response to the agreement by the twenty-fifth session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) on the terms of reference for an expert advisory panel for assessment of proposals to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and to the endorsement of the twenty-sixth session of COFI to convene the Panel for relevant proposals to future CITES Conference of the Parties.

The objectives of the Panel were to:
-   assess each proposal from a scientific perspective in accordance with the CITES biological listing criteria
    (Resolution Conf. 9.24 [Rev. CoP13];
-   comment, as appropriate, on technical aspects of the proposal in relation to biology, ecology,
    trade and management issues, as well as, to the extent possible, the likely effectiveness for conservation.

The Panel considered the following six proposals submitted to the CITES fifteenth Conference of the
Parties:

1.CoP15 Proposal 15. Proposal to include Sphyrna lewini (scalloped hammerhead) in Appendix
II in accordance with Article II paragraph 2(a), and to include Sphyrna mokarran (great
hammerhead), Sphyrna zygaena (smooth hammerhead), Carcharhinus plumbeus (sandbar
shark), and Carcharhinus obscurus (dusky shark) in Appendix II in accordance with Article II
paragraph 2(b).

2. CoP15 Proposal 16. Proposal to include Carcharhinus longimanus (Oceanic whitetip shark)
in Appendix II in accordance with Article II paragraph 2(a).

3. CoP15 Proposal 17. Proposal to include Lamna nasus (porbeagle) in Appendix II in
accordance with Article II paragraphs 2(a) and (b).

4. CoP15 Proposal 18. Proposal to include Squalus acanthias (spiny dogfish) in Appendix II in
accordance with Article II paragraphs 2(a) and (b).

5. CoP15 Proposal 19. Proposal to include Thunnus thynnus (Atlantic bluefin tuna) in Appendix
I in accordance with Article II paragraph 1.

6. CoP15 Proposal 21. Proposal to include all species in the family Coralliidae (red and pink
corals) in Appendix II of CITES in accordance with Article II paragraphs 2(a) and 2(b).

This report includes the assessment of each of the six proposals by the Panel.


CONTENTS

Report of the third FAO Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend
Appendices I and II of CITES Concerning Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species

Background and purpose of the expert advisory panel (Download pdf 95 kb)
The Panel meeting
Outcome of the meeting
Adoption of the report

APPENDIXES (Download  Pdf 1pdf1.2Mb  -  Pdf 2pdf1Mb)

A.  Agenda
B.  List of participants
C.  Welcome speech by Mr Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director-General, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
D.  Terms of reference for an Ad Hoc Expert Advisory Panel for Assessment of Proposals to CITES
E.  FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: scalloped hammerhead and related species
F.  FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: Oceanic whitetip shark
G.  FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: porbeagle shark
H.  FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: spiny (picked) dogfish
I.   FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: Atlantic bluefin tuna
J.  FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: family Coralliidae

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