Events and meetings

July 2018

  • 16-21 July:

    30th meeting of the Animals Committee, Geneva, Switzerland

May 2018

  • 17 May:

    Deadline for submission of working documents for the 30th meeting of the Animals Committee

April 2018

  • 18-20 April:

    CITES international technical workshop on eels (Anguillid spp) to be held in London, UK

June 2017

  • 18 June: Deadline for registration of IGO and NGO observers for the 29th meeting of the Animals Committee (AC29)
  • 18 June: Deadline for members to inform the Secretariat of their intention to participate in the 29th meeting of the Animals Committee (AC29)

May 2017

  • 19 May: Deadline for submission of documents for the 29th meeting of the Animals Committee (AC29)

January 2017

  • 21-24 January: IOTC/WWF Data Collection Workshop 21-24 January 2017 (Qeshm Island, Islamic Republic of Iran)

December 2016

  • 04-17 December:

    CBD COP 13, COP/MOP 8 to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and COP/MOP 2 to the Nagoya Protocol on  Access and Benefit-sharing, Cancún, Mexico. More information could be found at

November 2016

  • 09-10 November:

    The 45th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Bonn, Germany. See the event page for more information.

September 2016

  • 12-15 September: Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) 12th Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch (WPEB), (location to be confirmed) >> more information

August 2016

July 2016

  • 11-15 July:

    32nd Session of FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI), Rome, Italy

June 2016

  • 21-23 June: Southeast Asia Fisheries Development and Education Center (SEAFDEC) Mid-term Sharks Data Collection Project Meeting, Pattaya, Thailand

May 2016

April 2016

  • 25-29 April: ICCAT Shark Species Group Intersessional Meeting, Madeira, Portal >> more information
  • 19-20 April: FAO Meeting on impact of CITES-listing of sharks and ray species in the South and Southeast Asian region, Penang, Malaysia
  • 11-13 April: Oceania Regional Training and Capacity Building Workshop for the implementation of CITES shark listings, Nadi, Fiji

March 2016

  • 28 March-08 April: 1st Session of Preparatory Commission on BBNJ, New York, USA >> more information
  • 22-24 March: National Shark Workshop, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 22-23 March: 12th Informal Consultations UN Fish Stock Agreement, New York, USA
  • 21-25 March: FAO Regional Workshop on "National and regional good practices in seafood traceability in Asia", Kochi, India
  • 03 March:

    World Wildlife Day 2016 – The future of wildlife is in our hands. Click here to see the event website

February 2016

  • 29 February-04 March: FAO Capacity development workshop for Mediterranean and Black Seas countries on the implementation of the FAO Port State Measures Agreement to combat IUU fishing, Tirana, Albania >>> more information
  • 22-26 February: 15th Session of FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade, Agadir, Morocco
  • 15-19 February:

    2nd Meeting of Signatories (MOS2) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks San Jose, Costa Rica.

January 2016

  • 27-29 January: 5th Regional CAWEN/ ROAVIS Meeting, Panama City, Panama
  • 27-28 January: Regional CITES/Central America CITES/Wildlife Enforcement Network Coordination Meeting, Panama City, Panama
  • 11-15 January:

    66th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, CICG, Geneva, Switzerland. Click here for more information.

December 2015

  • 15-16 December:

    Capacity Building Workshop on CITES Appendix II listings of Sharks and Manta Ray Species, Kochi, India.

November 2015

October 2015

  • 08-09 October: Meeting of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Member Countries: celebrating 20th anniversary of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, Vigo, Spain >>> more information

September 2015

August 2015

June 2015

May 2015

  • 12-14 May: 8th Session of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI), Muscat, Oman >>> more information
  • 11-15 May: 6th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the ​​​Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), La Jolla, California, USA >>> more information

April 2015

February 2015

  • 17-20 February: FAO Workshop on Linking Global and Regional Levels in the Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, Rome, Italy >>> more information

December 2014

October 2014

  • 28-29 October: Regional Expert Workshop on Freshwater Stingrays, Bogotá, Colombia >>> more information.
  • 27-31 October: Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) 10th Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch (WPEB10), Yokohama, Japan >>> more information
  • 13-16 October: 21st Annual Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) - See CCSBT, Auckland, New Zealand

September 2014

  • 22-26 September: 36th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Vigo, Spain >>> more information

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

  • 27-31 January: 2nd Commission Meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO), Manta, Ecuador >>> more information

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013