Report of the fourth FAO Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendices I and II of CITES Concerning Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species, Rome,  3–8 December 2012.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1032

Report of the fourth FAO Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendices I and II of CITES Concerning Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species
Rome, 3–8 December 2012






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ABSTRACT

FAO. 2013.
Report of the fourth FAO Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendices I and II of CITES Concerning Commercially-exploited Aquatic Species, Rome, 3–8 December 2012. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1032. Rome, FAO. 161 pp.

The fourth 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 3 to 8 December 2012. 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: i) assess each proposal from a scientific perspective in accordance with the CITES biological listing criteria (Resolution Conf. 9.24 [Rev. CoP13]; and ii) 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. Seven proposals were evaluated by the Panel: (1) CoP16 Prop. 42. Proposal to include Carcharhinus longimanus (oceanic whitetip shark) in Appendix II in accordance with Article II paragraph 2(a); (2) CoP16 Prop. 43. Inclusion of Sphyrna lewini in Appendix II in accordance with Article II 2(a) and inclusion of S. mokarran and S. zygaena in Appendix II in accordance with Article II 2(b); (3) CoP16 Prop. 44. Inclusion of Lamna nasus (Bonnaterre, 1788) in Appendix II in accordance with Article II 2(a); (4) CoP16 Prop. 45. Transfer of Pristis microdon from Appendix II to Appendix I of CITES in accordance with Article II, paragraph 1; (5) CoP16 Prop. 46. Inclusion of the genus Manta in Appendix II in accordance with Article II paragraph 2(a); (6) CoP16 Prop. 47. Inclusion of the ceja river stingray (Paratrygon aiereba) in Appendix II in accordance with Article II paragraph 2(a); and (7) CoP16 Prop. 48. Inclusion of the freshwater stingrays Potamotrygon motoro and P. schroederi in Appendix II in accordance with Article II paragraph 2(a). This report includes the assessment of each of the seven proposals by the Panel.


Table of Contents

Introduction


FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: oceanic whitetip shark – CoP16 Proposal 42


FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: scalloped hammerhead shark, great hammerhead shark and smooth hammerhead shark – CoP16 Proposal 43


FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: porbeagle shark – CoP16 Proposal 44


FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: freshwater sawfish – CoP16 Proposal 45


FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: manta rays –
CoP16 Proposal 46


FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: ceja river stingray – CoP16 Proposal 47


FAO Expert Advisory Panel assessment report: ocellate river stingray and rosette river stingray – CoP16 Proposal 48

   

Appendix A

Terms of reference for an "Ad Hoc Expert Advisory Panel for Assessment of Proposals to CITES"

Appendix B

Agenda

Appendix C

List of participants

Appendix D

SC 62 Doc.39: Criteria for the inclusion of species in appendices I and II

Appendix E

Extract from a FAO proposal for the 2017 revision of the Harmonized System of the World Customs Organization


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