Responsible Fishing Practices for Sustainable Fisheries

International Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks

2017 FAO

Expanding catches of sharks and potential negative impacts on shark populations prompted a proposal at the Twenty-second Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in March 1997 that FAO organize an expert consultation to develop Guidelines leading to a Plan of Action to be submitted at the next Session of the Committee aimed at improved conservation and management of sharks.

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