Trade in mislabeled endangered sharks.

Sims, DW and Frost, MT 2019 Trade in mislabeled endangered sharks.. Science, 364 (6442). 743-744.

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The Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the global treaty that regulates wildlife trade, will meet in Sri Lanka later this year (1). Among the species to be proposed for Appendix II listing, as in previous CoPs, are globally endangered pelagic sharks, this time the shortfin (Isurus oxyrinchus) and longfin (I. paucus) makos (2). However, because species such as sharks are often mislabeled (3, 4), the current CITES monitoring requirements (5) are not sufficient protection. In addition to listing these sharks on Appendix II, CITES signatory nations must invest in comprehensive genetic testing to ensure that listed species are not disguised as legally traded products.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Emily Smart
Date made live: 08 Oct 2021 14:51
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 14:51

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