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Eel market dynamics: An analysis of Anguilla production, trade and consumption in East Asia (PDF, 3 MB) (2015). By Hiromi Shiraishi & Vicki Crook. TRAFFIC. Tokyo, Japan.

CITES Non-detriment Findings Guidance for Shark Species (PDF, 2 MB) by V. Mundy-Taylor, V. Crook, S. Foster, S. Fowler, G. Sant and J. Rice. (2014). Report prepared for the
Germany Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN).

Development of a Rapid Management-Risk Assessment Method for Fish Species through its Application to Sharks: Framework and Results by M Lack, G Sant, M Burgener and N Okes. (2014). Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Defra Contract No. MB0123. Available here.

Into the deep: Implementing CITES measures for commercially-valuable sharks and manta rays (PDF, 1.8 MB). Victoria Mundy-Taylor & Vicki Crook. (2013). TRAFFIC. This Report aims to compile and collate readily available information on: (i) the main Parties likely to be affected by the listings of shark species adopted at CITES CoP16 (Bangkok, Thailand in March 2013); (ii) international, regional and domestic regulations and measures that may be mutually supportive of, and complementary to, the listings; (iii) the main challenges expected in relation to implementation of the listings; and (iv) any existing or planned capacity building initiatives and tools available to support the listings, in addition to potential gaps and needs.

An overview of shark utilisation in the Coral Triangle region (PDF, 510 KB). Glenn Sant and Mary Lack. (2010) TRAFFIC & WWF. An overview of shark catch and trade is focused on the six Coral Triangle countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste) and the neighbouring countries of Viet Nam and Fiji.

Proceedings of the First Pacific Shark Workshop, December 13- 15, 2011, Vancouver, Canada (PDF, 1.15 MB) by Gordon A. McFarlane, Ursula M. Arndt & Ernest W.T. Cooper (eds). TRAFFIC and WWF-Canada. Vancouver.

The Future of Sharks: A Review of Action and Inaction (PDF, 1.1 MB) by M. Lack and Sant G. (2011). TRAFFIC International and the Pew Environment Group. This analysis uses fisheries information provided to the UN FAO to identify the top 20 shark-catching countries and other entities, and then assesses whether they have taken the management and conservation measures they agreed to in 2001.

Understanding China’s fish trade and traceability  (PDF, 2.5 MB) Shelley Clarke (2010). 111 pp. Published by TRAFFIC East Asia. Funded by the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Continuing CCAMLR’S Fight Against IUU Fishing For Toothfish (1.4 MB) Mary Lack (2008). 50pp. A report which examines how the CCAMLR members and relevant coastal States have fared with controlling the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) catch of Patagonian Toothfish and Antarctic Toothfish. Published by WWF Australia and TRAFFIC International.

The Case for a Catch Documentation Scheme in the Western and Central Pacific
(1.6 MB) Mary Lack (2008) 19pp. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) has been discussing the introduction of a documentation scheme for Bigeye Tuna Thunnus obesus since 2005. Since then the views of members have polarized around whether the documentation scheme should apply to all fish caught and traded (a CDS) or only to traded product (a TDS). Published by: WWF South Pacific Programme and TRAFFIC International.

With an Eye to the Future: Addressing failures in the global management of Bigeye Tuna (1.6 MB) Mary Lack. (November 2007). 61pp. The best scientific advice available indicates that the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) stock of Bigeye Tuna is overfished, that overfishing is occurring and that all stocks are, at a minimum, fully exploited. There is no scope to increase catch of Bigeye Tuna without putting the stocks at risk. The analysis in this report has found that management of Bigeye Tuna has been far from swift and effective to date. Published by: TRAFFIC International & WWF Australia.

Trading Tails: Linkages Between Russian Salmon Fisheries and East Asian Markets (1.8 MB) Shelley Clarke (November 2007). 120pp. ISBN 978 1 85850 230 4. This study is a component of a larger project to conserve Russian salmon being conducted by WWF, the global environmental conservation organization, under a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This study’s main technical objective is to describe in detail the trade of Russian salmon through East Asian markets. The overarching aim is to identify means of encouraging demand for legally sourced products and discouraging IUU fishing in the Russian Federation. Published by: TRAFFIC East Asia.

Catching On? Trade-Related Measures as a Fisheries Management Tool (692 KB) Mary Lack. (February 2007). 49pp. ISBN 978 1 85850 227 6. This report examines the experience of regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) with the use of trade-related measures. There has been a marked increase in the use of trade-related measures by RFMOs over the last decade. This has been driven by: the deteriorating status of many fish stocks; uncertainty as to the actual levels of fishing mortality on these stocks; and the undermining of conservation and management measures by illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Conservation Implications of Allocation under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (1.2 MB) A. Willock, A.I. Cartwright. (2006). 23pp. Published by: WWF Australia and TRAFFIC Oceania.

Follow the Leader: Learning from experience and best practice in regional fisheries management organizations (1.3 MB) A Willock, M Lack. (May 2006). 56pp. This report examines the experiences of RFMOs with respect to the broader expectations of the global community, as reflected in legal instruments and internationally-agreed standards and protocols. Published by: WWF International, TRAFFIC International

First Choice or Fallback? An Examination of Issues Relating to the Application of Appendix III of CITES to Marine Species (2.5 MB) by Anna Willock, Markus Bürgener & Ana Sancho. (December 2004). 45pp. ISBN 1 85850 207 1 (ISBN 978 1 85850 207 6). This study looks at the appropriateness of Appendix III of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Wild Species of Fauna and Flora) as a tool for conserving marine species.

Regional Fisheries Organizations and the World Trade Organization: Compatibility or Conflict? (792 KB) Richard G. Tarasofsky. (September 2003). 36pp. ISBN 1 85850 202 0 (ISBN 978 1 85850 202 1). This report assesses the RFO/WTO relationship by identifying the types of trade measures used or potentially used by RFOs and assessing the potential for conflict between RFOs and WTO rules.

Trawling in the Mist: Industrial Fisheries in the Russian Part of the Bering Sea (1.6 MB) Alexey Vaisman. (August 2001). 88pp. ISBN 1 85850 188 1 (
ISBN 978 1 85850 188 8). This report presents the findings of the study on industrial fisheries in the Russian part of the Bering Sea region, with a focus on activities off the Kamchatka peninsula. The study reveals that Kamchatka’s fishing sector is in a crisis situation characterised by a sharp drop in production potential, and a deteriorating financial return that encourages the illegal harvesting of marine biological resources. Based on the findings of this study, strategies and recommendations to address unsustainable and illegal harvest and trade in marine resources were developed.

Sustainable Use of Large Migratory Fish in the Southern and Indian Oceans: Gaps in the International Legal Framework Martin Tsamenyi, Felicity Woodhill. (October 1999). 53pp. ISBN 0 86418 615 0 (ISBN 978 0 86418 615 7).

The Trade in Sharks and Shark Products in the Western Indian and Southeast Atlantic Oceans. Trade Review (PDF, 7.2 MB) Edited by: Nina T. Marshall, Rob Barnett. (1997). 132pp. ISBN 1 85850 126 1 (ISBN 978 1 85850 126 0). Published by: TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa - Kenya.

Shark Fisheries and Trade in Europe (Executive summary PDF, 196 KB) (scanned full report PDF, 4.5 MB) Elizabeth H. Fleming, Philippe A. Papageorgiou. (1997). 78pp. ISBN 9 07524 303 0 (ISBN 978 9 07524 303 1).

Shark Fisheries and the Trade in Sharks and Shark Products of Southeast Asia (Scanned PDF, 4.5 MB) Edited by: Chen Hin Keong. (October 1996). 129pp.