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First Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks

24-27 September 2012 | Bonn, Germany

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Highlights for Tuesday, 25 September 2012
On Tuesday, 25 September, the First Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks entered its second day of discussions in Bonn, Germany. In the morning, participants received the report of the Credentials Committee, and listened to a presentation by the FAO on the review of the implementation of the International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. This was followed by parallel sessions of the working groups on the draft conservation plan and on administrative and budgetary matters. In the afternoon, participants continued discussions on possible amendments to the conservation plan’s sections on information exchange, fisheries-related research, monitoring and data collection, and sustainable management of shark populations.
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Chair Fernando Spina, Italy, demonstrates how to distinguish shark species on the basis of their fins, at a reception hosted by the Pew Charitable Trust on Tuesday night.
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Johanne Fischer (FAO) presented a review of the implementation of the International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks.
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Shannon Dionne, US, led discussions on the draft conservation plan.
Throughout the day, a working group met to discuss the draft conservation plan.

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Participants discuss the draft conservation plan.

Reception
In the evening, participants attended a side event and reception hosted by the Pew Charitable Trust. Participants were trained on how to visually identify various types of shark species based on features of their dorsal fins, including hammerhead, Porbeagle and oceanic white tip shark.
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Related Links
CMS resources
*Meeting website and documents
*Provisional annotated agenda and meeting schedule
*Draft conservation plan
*MoU on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), 19-25 November 2011, Bergen, Norway
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CMS COP 10, 19-25 November 2011, Bergen, Norway
*IISD RS coverage of the Third meeting on International Cooperation on Migratory Sharks (SHARKS III) under the CMS, 8-12 February 2010, Manila, Philippines
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the SHARKS II, 6-8 December 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the CMS COP 9, 1-5 December 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy
*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth meeting of the Parties (MOP-4) to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), 15-19 September 2008, Antananarivo, Madagascar
*IISD RS coverage of the First Meeting to Identify and Elaborate an Option for International Cooperation on Migratory Sharks, 11-13 December 2007, Mahé, Seychelles
*IISD RS coverage of the CMS COP 8, 20-25 November 2005, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the CMS COP 7 and AEWA MOP-2, 18-24 and 25-27 September 2002, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of the CMS COP 6, 4-16 November 1999, Cape Town, South Africa
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