The Application of CITES to Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and Other Marine Species

Publication - 12 March, 2010
Looking at the implications of listing large ocean species like tuna and sharks to the CITES Appendices for endangered species.

Captive bluefin tuna inside a transport cage. The cage is being towed by a tug from fishing grounds in Libya to Tuna farms in Sicily.

Executive summary: Any proposal to list bluefin tuna, sharks, and other marine species in the CITES Appendices is likely to raise a number of issues about the application of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) to marine species. This report, prepared for Greenpeace International by the The International Environmental Law Project (IELP), assesses these issues.

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Number of pages: 26