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The United Arab Emirates’ National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management (NPOA) of Sharks consists of goals and objectives to ensure the conservation of sharks and their sustainable use as well as identifies issues and challenges that should be considered in the context of shark conservation, and actions. The actions in UAE’s NPOA were developed based on the identified issues and highlight the need to work on a collaborative basis with various stakeholders both in the UAE and the broader region to achieve four main goals: To improve UAE’s knowledge of sharks species and fisheri

Author(s): UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

This Angel Shark Conservation Strategy provides a framework for improved protection of the three Critically Endangered species present in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. The Strategy aims to: improve the overall profile of angel sharks; increase the number of sightings reported; generate a better understanding of current distribution; contribute to IUCN Red List re-assessments and identify new collaboration opportunities to increase conservation action.

Author(s): Gordon, C.A., Hood, A.R., Barker, J., Bartoli, A., Dulvy, N.K., Jiménez Alvarado, D., Lawson, J.M., & Meyers, E.K.M.

The Angelshark Action Plan for the Canary Islands was developed during the Angelshark Conservation Workshop held in June 2016. The aim of the Action Plan is to direct conservation action towards achieving a common Vision where Angelsharks in the Canary Islands are abundant and protected in their unique stronghold.

Author(s): Barker, J., Bartoli, A., Clark, M., Dulvy, N.K., Gordon, C., Hood, Alvarado, D.J., Lawson, J. Meyers, E
Thirty-four elasmobranch species are listed under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). For Appendix II-listed species, CMS Parties have committed to work internationally toward conservation. Appendix I species are to be strictly protected. A CMS Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for sharks aims to facilitate conservation of listed species. Using Parties’ National Reports and other documentation of existing conservation measures, we examined CMS Parties’ performance with respect to commitments for listed elasmobranch species for which they are considered Range States.
Author(s): Julia M. Lawson and Sonja V. Fordham.

This document entitled "National Action Plan for the Conservation and Management of Sharks in Senegal" is part of the the International Plan of Action for Conservation and Sustainable Development for Shark Management (PAI - Sharks) and Regional Action Plan for Sharks (PSRA-Sharks) and has been prepared in accordance with the recommendations of the second national managers of the PSRA-Sharks.

Author(s): Ministry of Maritime and Economy, Maritime Fisheries Department, Senegal

Since 2001, the United States has made a great deal of progress to conserve sharks and improve their management. This report presents the achievements of the United States in the implementation of the NPOA-Sharks, highlighting U.S. management measures, research activities, outreach and education efforts, and international fishery management measures. The report also summarizes the current status of U.S. shark stocks and explores areas for development of future initiatives. 

Author(s): National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S.A.

This U.S. National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (NPOA) has been developed to ensure the sustainability of shark fisheries. Overfishing of sharks can occur rapidly with extended periods (often decades) required to rebuild, and the depletion of traditionally higher-value species can also lead to increased directed fishing on sharks.

Author(s): Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S.A.