Species

Species listed on the Sharks MOU and their status on the CMS Appendices

Annex 1 of the Sharks MOU lists species that have an unfavorable conservation status and which require international agreements for their conservation and management, or would significantly benefit from the international cooperation that could be achieved by an international agreement.

Annex 1 of the Sharks MOU is open for further listing of species which may include any of the migratory species, subspecies or populations in the Class Chondrichthyes (sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras).  Proposals for modification may be made by any Signatory.

Due to the independent nature of the MOU, Signatories may include species in Annex 1 which are not contained in any of the Appendices of the Convention. At the same time, species included in CMS Appendices are not automatically covered by the MOU. However, it was decided at the 1st Meeting of the Signatories, that all species on Appendices of CMS, not included already, would be considered for inclusion in Annex 1. 

Currently, seven species of sharks are included in Annex 1 of the MOU.  At CMS COP10 and COP11, a total number of 22 additional shark and ray species were listed in Appendices I and II of the Convention. These species will be considered for listing  in Annex 1 of the Sharks MOU at the Second Meeting of the Signatories (MOS2), which will take place in 15-19 February in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Manta alfredi
Manta birostris
Mobula mobular 
Mobula japonica
Mobula thurstoni
Mobula tarapacana
Mobula eregoodootenkee
Mobula kuhlii
Mobula hypostoma
Mobula rochebrunei
Mobula munkiana
Anoxypristis cuspidate
Pristis clavata
Pristis pectinata
Pristis zijsron
Pristis pristis 
Sphyrna lewini
Sphyrna mokarran
Alopias superciliousu
Alopias vulpinus
Alopias pelagicus
Carcharhinus falciformis

 

Format: 2016

Format: 2016

Scientific name Common name Class CMS Instruments CMS Appendix I CMS Appendix II
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin Mako Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2008
Cetorhinus maximus Basking Shark, (Traditionally Sunfish Or Sailfish, Hoe Mother) Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2005 2005
Rhincodon typus Whale Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
1999
Isurus paucus Longfin Mako Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2008
Carcharodon carcharias Great White Shark, White Shark Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2002 2002
Lamna nasus Porbeagle Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2008
Squalus acanthias Spiny Dogfish Chondrichthyes
CMS
,
Sharks
2010
2008