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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 Wednesday, 26 September 2012
On Wednesday, 26 September, the First Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks completed its third day of discussions in Bonn, Germany. In the morning, the working groups on the draft conservation plan, and on administrative and budgetary matters, reported back to plenary on progress achieved thus far. For the rest of the day, the working group on the draft conservation plan continued to discuss outstanding issues, including how to deal with shark “bycatch” in fisheries targeting other species. In the evening participants attended a reception hosted by the Government of Germany.
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A view of the meeting room.
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Participants met in a morning plenary session to receive progress reports from the two working groups.
Stephen Muriithi Manegene, Chair of the working group on administration and budget (Kenya), reported on progress achieved thus far.
Chair Fernando Spina (Italy) proposed compromise text to address the problem of mortality in non-utilized catches.
Monica Brick Peres, Brazil
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Alejandra Goyenechea, Defenders of Wildlife
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Juan Pablo Caldas Aristizabal, Colombia, discusses the draft conservation plan.

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Shannon Dionne (US) guided participants through the draft conservation plan.

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Shannon Dionne, Chair of the working group on the draft conservation plan (US), consults with Chair Fernando Spina (Italy) during a break.
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Delegates during the meeting.
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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

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*IISD RS coverage of the Third meeting on International Cooperation on Migratory Sharks (SHARKS III) under the CMS, 8-12 February 2010, Manila, Philippines
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*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
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