GIS - 22 December, 2015: A National Plan of Action (NPOA) for the conservation and management of sharks, is being prepared, in line with the International Plan of Action for Sharks of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. The NPOA will aim at implementing strategies, among others, for:
(a) decreasing the fishing effort in any fishery where shark catches are unsustainable;
(b) supplementing the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission resolutions calling for the use of nylon leaders on longlines for those fleet not targeting sharks and releasing sharks unharmed;
(c) improving data collection and monitoring of shark species; and
(d) exercising control over the access of fishing vessels which exploit shark stocks.
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