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From the last 40 year history of International Trade in Endangered Species conference, to keep sharks and manta rays from destruction was considered to be the most major move. This conference also specifies all trade in five species named to be regulated. This process also requires a permit confirming the origin of sharks are of legal standards, or the sale of meat and fins shall be disqualified.
In the application of these rules Manta rays are included. The amazing number of all these marine creatures being killed off has threatened their endurance. Sharks are being persistently sought for their fins as demand for them in Hong Kong and China is accountable for what scientists believe to be close to 100 million killed annually.
Since the 1990′s Campaigners have been working hard, but didn’t quit. An attempt that has sought to stop the unregulated trade in the sharks was finally able to gain sufficient enough reputation to be voted in and drive the forbid into success.
‘Regulating international trade in these shark and manta ray species is critical to their survival and is a very tangible way of helping to protect the biodiversity of our oceans. The practical implementation of these listings will involve issues such as determining sustainable export levels, verifying legality, and identifying the fins, gills and meat that are in trade. This may seem challenging, but by working together we can do it and we will do it.’ John Scanlon, the Cites Secretary General reported.
Porbeagle says, three kinds of hammerhead, and the marine white tip will all be important to Appendix II of the Cites code. Under this policy, the trade of the sharks and rays to approximately 180 countries worldwide will not be allowed unless the designated national authority permits it.
Canada, Denmark (for Greenland), Guyana, Iceland, Japan and Yemen have all stated they will not stick on to the new rules. And miserably, not all countries have taken part into this noble effort, and have entered their reservations to the Cites on some of the species listed. Under these new reservations though, they will be only permitted to trade with one another.
Possibly, according to officials from Cites, how controversial this matter really is. China, the main consumer in this market has not registered a reservation yet.