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Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks in UK Waters 2004

Marine Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures 0963-8091 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Marine Species Species Status Surveillance and Monitoring UK UK Species 360

Abstract

In 1999, the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation adopted a voluntary International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (IPOA-Sharks). This called upon all states to produce a Shark Assessment Report (SAR) and, if they have shark fisheries, to develop and implement National Plans of Action (Shark Plans). The term ‘shark’ includes sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras.

The purpose of this report is to identify threats to sharks, rays and chimaeras within UK waters, and management measures that can be taken to improve their status and move towards sustainable fisheries at UK and EU levels. Recommendations for measures that should be included in a plan of action for the conservation and management of sharks in UK waters are also provided.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2004·08·01

Citation
Fowler, S., Mogensen, C.B. & Blasdale, T. 2004. Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks in UK Waters. JNCC Report No. 360, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The aim of this report is to identify threats to sharks, rays and chimaeras within UK waters, and management measures that can be taken to improve their status and move towards sustainable fisheries at UK and EU levels.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·10·14

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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