Comité Técnico Científico – CTC del Plan de Acción Regional – PAR para la Conservación y Manejo de Tiburones, Rayas y Quimeras en la Región del Pacifico Sudeste [Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS)]
Venue: Cali, Colombia
Dates: 29-30 October 2013
The meeting was organized by AUNAP (Autoridad Nacional de Acuicultura y Pesca) of Colombia and the Permanent Commission of the South Pacific (CPPS). National representatives of the Member States of CPPS (Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), representatives of NGOs and expert staffs of CPPS were present at the meeting.
Based on the national reports presented by delegations of Member States and status review of progress of PAR Shark, progress and difficulties in implementing the national conservation plans for sharks and rays had been assessed including progress in CITES issues. During the following presentation session, A CPPS expert staff made a series of presentations on behalf of CITES Secretariat and FAO using CITES-FAO standard sharks PowerPoint materials.
CITES Secretariat expects to get more sub-regional organizations and institutions involved in preparation for implementing CITES listing of shark species based on regional and inter-governmental cooperation.