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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

BfN Schriften 118 - Trade in and Conservation of two Shark Species, Porbeagle (Lamna nasus) and Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

FAO has developed an International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and has recommended that shark fishing states conduct stock assessments and develop similar action plans on national level. CITES is discussing shark conservation and unsustainable trade in sharks, their parts and derivatives and has already listed shark species on its appendices and is considering further listing proposals.
Sarah Fowler, Caroline Raymakers and Ute Grimm
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Year of publication


As German federal institution we have a special responsibility for the conservation of our own fauna including native shark species. Therefore, supported by TRAFFIC Europe, we compiled information on the conservation status of and international trade in porbeagle and spiny dogfish, species native to our waters and threatened by fisheries and international trade. These data are presented now in the hope that everybody interested in sharks will be able to use it to promote shark conservation and to restrict shark fisheries and international trade in sharks, their derivatives and products to a sustainable level.

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