CITES CoP 18 will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in May 2019.
The following four information documents are available in several languages, in pdf format.
Assisting Parties to meet their commitments: CITES Review of significant trade for Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.), a taxon traded in high volumes
(English | French | Spanish) [Please note that the French and Spanish versions are translations of the official CoP17 Inf. 53 (Rev. 1)]
Sunday Sept 25 12:00-14:00 Lunch provided
Room 5 (Hosted by IUCN)
How is CITES helping marine fishes listed on Appendix II? What progress have we made? What more can we do?
This side event will explore progress on implementing Appendix II listings for marine fishes. IUCN SSC Specialist Groups will report on experiences with European eel, sharks, humphead wrasse, and seahorses. We will follow that with a discussion about opportunities and challenges.
Sunday October 2 12:00-14:00 Lunch provided
Room 4 (Hosted by IUCN and FAO)
What can CITES do about illegal trade in App II-listed marine species? How can other organizations and agencies help?
This event will link efforts to reduce Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) with initiatives to address Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing. Growing public and policy attention to IWT needs to include ocean species. The CITES Secretariat, FAO and TRAFFIC will help identify successes and opportunities in responding to both IWT and IUU.
CITES and Marine Fishes Think Tank
Non-detriment findings (NDF) advice for marine fishes in general
- Fishes Working Group report at the International Workshop on CITES Non-Detriment Findings (Cancun, Mexico, 2008)
- Fishes Working Group Reports
- A risk assessment framework for fisheries species, and application of the framework to fished shark species
- NDF Guidelines for Aquatic Species by the Fisheries Agency of Japan: AC28 Inf. 10
NDF frameworks / tools for specific marine fish taxa