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FAO publishes new sourcebook to facilitate the implementation of CITES for marine species and fisheries November 23,2020   |  Source: CITES

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has published a new sourcebook to support the implementation of CITES in the fisheries context, with a focus on national fisheries legislation and related legal matters.

The publication, titled “Implementing the Convention on International International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) through national fisheries legal frameworks: a study and a guide”, was developed as part of the FAO-CITES collaboration, funded by the European Union (EU), and produced by the Development Law Service (LEGN) of FAO’s Legal Office together with FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and the CITES Secretariat. It is available in English on the websites of CITES and FAO.

The sourcebook contains a comprehensive study explaining the relevant aspects of CITES implementation in the fisheries sector and a guide to be used by legal practitioners and decision-makers wishing to review and enhance their fisheries legislation in line with CITES requirements.

The Study explains the relationship between the Convention and the fisheries sector, particularly regarding

 

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