Action to protect sharks in the Indian Ocean | WWF

Action to protect sharks in the Indian Ocean

Posted on
17 June 2013
Critical conservation measures to protect oceanic whitetip sharks, whale sharks and cetaceans from impacts of tuna fisheries in the Indian Ocean were agreed in May. In Mauritius, at the annual meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), measures requiring oceanic whitetip sharks to be released unharmed and banning the setting of pursed seine nets around whale sharks and cetaceans were adopted. IOTC member states also agreed important measures for the sustainable management of tuna fisheries – all measures welcomed by WWF in the effort to improve the management of Indian Ocean tuna fisheries and reduce impact on vulnerable species such as sharks and cetaceans.
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