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Dutch Caribbean Shark Week 2017

From June 3-11, 2017, sharks were celebrated all throughout the Kingdom with the organization of Dutch Caribbean Shark Week. With numerous events and activities catering to kids and adults alike, the plight of sharks and their importance to the world’s oceans were highlighted. Aruba Shark Week in Aruba started with a wonderful lecture and movie […] Lees verder

Fishermen and nature organizations join forces in reducing shark bycatch

Yesterday, during Dutch Caribbean Shark Week on Saba, a kick-off meeting was held for a special project in collaboration with Saban fishermen aimed at reducing the bycatch of sharks in the local lobster fisheries. The new project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and is part of the implementation of the Yarari reserve for sharks and marine mammals […] Lees verder

Dutch Caribbean Shark Week

The Save Our Sharks project will organize the third Dutch Caribbean Shark Week from June 3-11, 2017, simultaneously on six Caribbean islands and in the Netherlands. The week will be filled with activities and events taking place in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, and the Netherlands. All activities are set up to highlight […] Lees verder

SPAW proposals- Fact sheets

This week it was officially decided to protect eight shark species under the international Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol following a proposal by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in cooperation with a team of shark experts. The Ministry of Economic Affairs proposed a shortlist of eight shark species for listing on the protocol. This […] Lees verder

Major steps for international protection of Caribbean sharks following Dutch proposal

Great news for shark conservation in the Caribbean. Today it was officially decided to protect eight shark species under the international Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol following a proposal by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in cooperation with a team of shark experts. The SPAW protocol is the only cross-border legislative instrument […] Lees verder

SPAW Listing of Shark Species

On Monday, March 13th , the Meetings of the Contracting Parties to the Cartagena Convention will start in Cayenne, French Guyana, where there will be a formal vote on the proposals to list the smalltooth sawfish, oceanic whitetip shark, whale shark, manta rays and hammerhead sharks on the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol. This marks the first […] Lees verder

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