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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

Research shows significant mislabeling of fish products sold on St. Maarten

As part of the Save Our Sharks project funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently discovered that a large majority of fish being sold in supermarkets and restaurants on St. Maarten is being mislabeled. A study was conducted in partnership with the prestigious Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC to […] Lees verder

Leading shark protection in the Caribbean

An important first step was taken towards the regional protection of sharks throughout the Caribbean. At the request of the Netherlands, regional governments today recommended eight species of sharks and rays for protection under the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol. Delegates from 14 Caribbean countries including Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire), Aruba, […] Lees verder