Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Canada Rejects International Agreement on Sharks


Canada has taken reservations on the new shark and manta ray listings at the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  According to the CITES Secretariat, Canada "entered a reservation with respect to all amendments to Appendices I and II of the the Convention adopted at CoP16, owing to the necessity to complete its domestic legal requirements for the entry into force of these amendments."

2 comments:

Si said...

Hi guys. Any chance you could share some context to Canada's stated reason for filing the reservation? Taken at face value it sounds like they're just looking for a little bit of extra time to get fisheries regs in order, for example, but it could equally well be political weasel words to avoid compliance. What's your take?

Shark Defenders said...

Our assumption is that it is the former.

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