April 3, 2011 Featured Article Read More →

Sweden fully protects spurdog

Making spurdog a fully protected species, the Swedish Board of Fisheries is banning all catches of the threatened shark even with handheld gear.

The EU Council decided on a zero-TAC for spurdog in 2009 for commercial fisheries and extended the ban to bycatch in December last year. From 1 April all Swedish anglers will also have to return accidentally caught spurdog.

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