Resources for implementation: Legality

Parties must ensure that specimens in trade have been legally acquired, through monitoring and compliance with applicable laws, (sub)regional fishery management measures, etc.

  • National laws regulating CITES-listed sharks [CITES Decision 16.128, paragraph a)]
  • Summary of current Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO) measures for shark conservation and management [CITES Decision 16.128, paragraph b)]
  • Introduction from the sea (IFS)
  • Relevant tools and guides

 

National laws regulating CITES-listed sharks [CITES Decision 16.128, paragraph a)]

  • Notification to the Parties requesting Parties to provide a summary of their domestic laws and regulations that prohibit or regulate the landing of sharks or trade in shark specimens, together with copies of or links to these instruments [notification to be sent out shortly]
  • List of national laws and regulations

Summary of current Regional Fishery Management Organization (RFMO) measures for shark conservation and management [CITES Decision 16.128, paragraph b)]

Draft as at March 2014 (English only)  (the final, interactive version to be hosted by FMO)

Other resources:

Introduction from the sea (IFS)

  • CITES PowerPoint presentation on Introduction from the sea

Relevant tools and guides