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Infographic: The Government of Canada is working hard to protect shark populations, including the Atlantic shortfin mako

Release date: July 2021
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Description: The Government of Canada is working hard to protect shark populations, including the Atlantic shortfin mako.

Here is a timeline of actions:

2019

June

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.

2020

April

(Domestically) banned retention of  shortfin mako sharks in its Atlantic fisheries.

October

Proposed a ban on retaining Atlantic shortfin makos to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

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