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

May 2016
20th Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), La Réunion...

July 2016
32nd Session of FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI), Rome, Italy

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

CITES Trade Data Dashboards

 

Checklist of CITES Species