Notification to the Parties
No. 723 Lausanne, 1 March 1993
Ban on Export of Live-captured Belugas
1. The Management Authority of Canada informed the Secretariat on 27 January 1993 that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans had announced, in December 1992, a ban on the capture of live belugas (Delphinapterus leucas, Appendix II) for export to aquaria outside Canada.
2. The Management Authority of Canada has asked the Secretariat to notify the Parties of the ban and that it will no longer issue CITES export permits for belugas captured live in Canadian waters. The ban does not apply to the export of captive-bred specimens or specimens already held in aquaria.
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