Marine issues swimming against the tide at CITES?

22 March 2010 | News story

Marine issues have been high on the agenda at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. Illegal, unmanaged and unreported fishing, as well as bycatch, is contributing to many species, such as sharks and commercial fish, becoming threatened. Dr. Kent Carpenter, IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment Director, talks about the importance of CITES in helping to ensure the continued survival of marine species.



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Nicki Chadwick, Media Relations Officer, m +974 795 7554, nicki.chadwick@iucn.org
Brian Thomson, Media Relations Manager, m +974 795 7558, brian.thomson@iucn.org
 


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