Carlos Julio Polo Silva Ph. D Vladimir Puentes Granada Ph. D Adriana Suarez Bsc. AUNAP - National Authority of Aquaculture and Fisheries

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1 AUTORIDAD NACIONAL DE ACUICULTURA Y PESCA -AUNAP- REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON SHARKS LISTIED ON APPENDIX II OF CITES PREPARING FOR IMPLEMENTATION CITES APPENDIX II IN ACTION: THE IMPLEMENTATION OF APPENDIX II LISTINGS INCLUDING COLLABORATION BETWEEN NATIONAL AGENCIES AND OFFICES (IE. FISHERIES, CUSTOMS, ENFORCEMENT) Carlos Julio Polo Silva Ph. D Vladimir Puentes Granada Ph. D Adriana Suarez Bsc. AUNAP - National Authority of Aquaculture and Fisheries Recife, Brazil, December 2-4

2 AUTORIDAD NACIONAL DE ACUICULTURA Y PESCA -AUNAP- AUNAP s Involvement with CITES implementation CITES is implemented in each country by the Management Authority and the Scientific Authority. The Management Authority in Colombia is the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, which is in charge of overseeing, among other things, the granting of import and export permits for species listed under CITES. AUNAP (the National Authority of Aquaculture and Fisheries) is involved because sharks are a fisheries resource For sharks it is necessary to: Encourage correct identification of the species caught, especially those listed by CITES Improve the collection and reporting of data in regions where this resource is commonly caught Provide tools to improve the traceability of shark products

3 AUTORIDAD NACIONAL DE ACUICULTURA Y PESCA -AUNAP- National Authority for Aquaculture and Fisheries AUNAP. Decree 4181 on November 3, 2011 Whereas one of the institutional objectives of the fisheries and aquaculture authority of Colombia is to advance the processes of planning, research, management, development, regulation, registration, information, inspection, monitoring and control of fishing and aquaculture activities, applying sanctions when applicable, within a policy of sustanable development of these resources. Ban on finning. Resol de REGULATIONS Assessment of the partial cut method Ban on directed fishing througout the country. Resol. 744 in 2012, Resol. 190 in 2013 Resol 0744 de 2012

4 LISTED ON APPENDIX II Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861) Global category of threat: Vulnerable (VU) Common name: Oceanic whitetip shark (English) Tiburón oceánico de puntas blancas (Spanish) Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped hammerhead) Sphyrna mokarran (Great hammerhead) Sphyrna zigaena (Smooth hammerhead) LISTED ON APPENDIX II Manta rays

5 How AUNAP Works Fisheries Inspectors: Port Authority Assess the status of the resource using fisheries data

6 How regulations or management measures are handled for CITES species Industrial fisheries Artesanal fisheries Landings at Ports Catch Registry: AUNAP- POPC: Observers at port and/or Observers onboard Landings at ports or on beaches Inspection of shark species caught: Species identification, Fins partially attached, Separation of CITES and NON-CITES species at port Incidental catches Technical Inspection Manager for Inspection and Monitoring - AUNAP Environmental Police (Coast Guard) CAR/CADS (Airport and border control) Approval by AUNAP, Approval by Regional Environmental Authority (CAR/CADS) Port Generate fines, penalties and confiscations Commercialization VUCE (foreign trade) PROCEDURE

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8 Fisheries Observer Program in Colombia POPC. Resol. 087 del 2013 Strategic tool for collecting technical and scientific information on target and incidental catches by the various fisheries in the country. Functions: Monitor onboard and/or at port depending on the fishery. Analyze biological-fishery information Provide technical and scientific information for use as a basis for managment and sustainable development of the different fisheries in the country. Gather information.

9 AUTORIDAD NACIONAL DE ACUICULTURA Y PESCA -AUNAP- Weaknesses and gaps Support of port and coast guard authorities for implementing the legislation on sharks and other species (Rsls. 744, 190 on sharks and 087 on Observers). Difficulty in monitoring artesanal catches at ports. Surveillance on the high seas Coast guards and Observers Strict and continuous monitoring of trade (airports, borders, etc.).

10 AUTORIDAD NACIONAL DE ACUICULTURA Y PESCA -AUNAP- Thank you for your attention

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