The report on the “Review of the implementation of the shark finning regulation and assessment of the impact of the 2009 European Community Action Plan for the Conservation and Management of Sharks” as been reviewed and endorsed by STCEF. It has been recently released.
You will find there an analysis of the actions of the member states regarding the monitoring of landings of shark species potentially usable for the fin trade from a list of species established by the experts of the working group and the available bibliography. on monitoring the Hong Kong markets.
The report also devotes a chapter to the review of the shark action plan entered in force in 2009 as well as proposals for the improvment of its objectives and related actions.
STECF 19-17 – Shark Finning
Training courses on Marine Spatial Planning named Blue Planning in Practice (BPiP) have been conducted in many places.
DRDH was delightful to collaborate with the trainers group to perform these 5 days training in Senegal, Namibia, Guinea, Turkmenistan where we appreciated the richness and adaptability of the course. The last training held in August in Madagascar in collaboration with WCS was our first experimentation in using BPiP exercices for a concrete case study.
After an intoductory course in Tananarive the delegation from Fisheries and Territorial Management ministries went to Nosy Bé in the northern area of the country. Local stakeholders joined the group to work on the identification of the needs for this area, the mapping of current uses and the assessment of stakeholder interest and relationships. We ended up with some instructive preliminary outputs for establishment of MSP in Nosy Bé and a strategic road map for his realization.
BPiP courses are fantastics open access tools, remarkably shaped for offering a broad vision of the overall MSP for any institution or country willing to jump into that approach for management of their marine and coastal ressources.