Shark and manta rays

Approximately 400 species of sharks are found in the world. Sharks were first included in Appendix II of CITES in February 2003, after the Conference of the Parties to CITES decided at its 12th meeting to... See more

Information resources

- NDFs and NDF guidance

- General information:


- CITES-FAO Sharks standard presentations:

- Publications

Events and meetings

October 2015
Meeting of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Member Countries:...

November 2015
24th Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the...
Informal Consultations on "Oceans and the Law of the Sea" - Second...

01 January 2016
FAO Regional Workshop on Fishery Traceability, Kochi, India (tbc)

Focal countries and meetings


Ongoing projects

EU project

The EU has continued to support CITES-related activities over the years.  At CoP16, the European Union announced a contribution of EUR 1.2 million to CITES to assist developing countries in their implementation... See more


Map Legend

RFMO Other meetings
Meetings supported by EU-CITES project
  other participating countries
countries identified
as "priority / focal" in FAO study

Other Resources