Directed to Parties
a) should request, through their delegations to the 26th meeting of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that FAO consider convening a workshop or consultation on the conservation and management of sharks, in time for output to be considered at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, inter alia to:
i) consider and review progress with the implementation of the IPOA-Sharks; and
ii) assess the effectiveness and efficiency of current conservation and management measures for sharks and identify any improvements needed;
b) are encouraged to improve their data collection and reporting to FAO of catches and landings of and trade in sharks, at the species level where possible, recognizing that inter alia this may be a first step towards the development and implementation of Shark Assessment Reports and National Plans of Action or other relevant national instruments;
c) that require assistance to build capacity to manage their shark fisheries are encouraged to seek such assistance from FAO or other appropriate organizations; and
d) should take note of the species-specific recommendations in document CoP13 Doc. 35 Annex 2 with a view to ensuring that international trade is not detrimental to the status of these species.
Directed to the Animals Committee
The Animals Committee, taking account of the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the conservation and management of sharks and on CITES implementation issues relating to listed marine species, shall:
a) review implementation issues related to sharks listed in the CITES Appendices with a view inter alia to sharing experiences that may have arisen and solutions that may have been found;
b) identify specific cases where trade is having an adverse impact on sharks, in particular those key shark species threatened in this way;
c) prepare a report on trade-related measures adopted and implemented by Parties that are aimed at improving the conservation status of sharks; and
d) report on the above at the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties.
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