Infographic: The Government of Canada is working hard to protect shark populations, including the Atlantic shortfin mako
Description: The Government of Canada is working hard to protect shark populations, including the Atlantic shortfin mako.
Here is a timeline of actions:
Amended the Fisheries Act to ban the practice of shark finning and the import/export of shark fins that are not naturally attached.
August: Supported the listing under CITES Appendix II of shortfin mako as a species that needs close monitoring of any international trade.
(Domestically) banned retention of shortfin mako sharks in its Atlantic fisheries.
Proposed a ban on retaining Atlantic shortfin makos to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
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