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Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas

 

16.143 Range States of S. gigas should:
  a)  in coordination with the Working Group on Queen Conch mentioned in Decision 16.141, develop conversion factors at different levels of processing of S. gigas for standardization of data and reporting instruments on the catch and trade in meat and other products;
  b)  adopt these conversion factors by the end of 2015 and report them to all range States of S. gigas, FAO and the CITES Secretariat; and
  c)  by the end of 2016, apply the agreed conversion factors in their S. gigas fishery management and national, regional and international reporting, and include the degree of processing of S. gigas products in the description field of the export permit.

 

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas

 

16.142 Range States are encouraged to participate in the development of national, subregional and regional plans for the management and conservation of S. gigas and to share information and collaborate on:
  a)  best practices and guidance for the making of non-detriment findings for trade in S. gigas in compliance with Article IV of the Convention;
  b)  relevant national, subregional and regional legislation; and
  c)  enforcement issues, including illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU).

 

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

 

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas
16.141 Range States of Strombus gigas are encouraged to adopt and, where applicable, move towards implementation of the recommendations made by the Queen Conch Expert Workshop (Miami, United States of America, 22-24 May 2012), as reviewed, amended and validated by the Working Group on Queen Conch of the Caribbean Fisheries Management Council (CFMC), the Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola del Istmo Centroamericano (OSPESCA, Organization for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector of the Central American Isthmus, the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), and expressed in the Declaration of Panama City (25 October 2012).

 

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

 

Directed to the IUCN
16.140 The IUCN Groupers and Wrasses Specialist Group continue its support to Parties in achieving sustainable fishing of the humphead wrasse and in making non-detriment findings in compliance with CITES.

 

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

 

Directed to Parties, the Secretariat and interested organizations
16.135 Subject to external funding, the Parties, the CITES Secretariat and other interested organizations shall organize activities, including regional workshops, in order to facilitate the exchange of trade, conservation and management data on freshwater stingray species..

 

Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)

Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)

 

Directed to ICCWC and ASEAN-WEN
16.108 The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) are encouraged to take note of the concerns about the illegal and unreported trade in snakes and their parts and derivatives, and to take these into account when developing work programmes and, if funding is available, undertaking relevant activities.

 

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

 

Directed to the range States of the saiga antelope (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)
14.91 (Rev. CoP16) In order to contribute to the effective implementation of CITES, all range States of Saiga tatarica should fully implement the measures directed to them that are contained in theMedium-Term International Work Programme for the Saiga Antelope (2011-2015) [MTIWP (2011-2015)], developed in support of the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope (Saiga spp.) and its Saiga Action Plan.

 

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Directed to important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives

 

16.99 Important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives are encouraged to reduce consumption in saiga products and derivatives, for example through the use of alternative products with similar medicinal properties, and to implement in this respect the recommendations of the Urumqi workshop on the conservation and sustainable use of the saiga antelope (September 2010).

 

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Directed to important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives

 

16.98 Important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives should provide, via the online saiga antelope database managed under the auspices of CMS, information on the measures and activities they undertook to implement the Medium-Term International Work Programme for the Saiga Antelope (2011-2015).

 

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Directed to important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives

 

16.97 Important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives are encouraged to contribute financially towards the in situ conservation of saiga antelopes in current range States.

 

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