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Date: 
Jun. 18/12
Location: 
FWC South Regional Office
8535 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
United States

FWC CWCI is a working group to discuss and make recommendations regarding coastal wetlands and coastal property management including estuaries, intercoastals, rivers, inlets, beaches and near shore reef habitats. Join us?

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Mar. 30/12

Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) today agreed to protect oceanic whitetip sharks based on a U.S. proposal, while an Australian proposal to ban intentional setting of purse seine nets on whale sharks (to catch associated aggregations of tuna) was stalled by Japan.

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Nov. 19/11

ICCAT protects silky sharks, leaves porbeagles vulnerable and finning ban weak

Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have acted on one of three shark conservation proposals.  ICCAT Parties adopted protections for silky sharks, based on a proposal from the EU, Brazil, and the US.  Proposals to protect porbeagle sharks and to strengthen the ICCAT ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea) were defeated.

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