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2nd Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding
on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOS2)

15-19 February 2016 | San José, Costa Rica

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Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica, and Melanie Virtue, CMS Secretariat

The Second Meeting of Signatories (MOS2) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) continued for its third day in San José, Costa Rica.

In the morning, MOS2 commenced with a special address from Costa Rican President, Luis Guillermo Solís, who called for, inter alia, balancing the interests of fishing communities with conservation, and drafting policies based on reliable data. Melanie Virtue, CMS Secretariat, presented the President with the CMS publication, “Survival: Saving Endangered Migratory Species.”

The morning session proceeded, discussing the budget, including the MOU’s terms of reference for its Trust Fund, and draft terms of reference for the MOU’s coordinating partners. MOS2 approved the terms of reference for the 2016-2018 Trust Fund and the budget, agreeing on a 2.27% increase compared to the last triennium. The agenda item on national reporting was introduced, with Signatories agreeing to continue in a working group.

In the afternoon, MOS2 heard back from the national reporting working group, and continued its discussions on the MOU’s programme of work and rules of procedure, without conclusion.

Three side events were held. During the lunch break, “Shark conservation actions in the Middle East: the latest initiatives from the UAE” was organized by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and “Costa Rica's Blue Agenda 2014-2018” was organized by the Government of Costa Rica. In the evening, “Pacific Voyage” was organized by the Pacific Island delegations in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). This followed with a reception.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis report from Sharks MOS2, which is avaiable in HTML and PDF formats.

Melanie Virtue, CMS Secretariat, Chair Fernando Mora Rodríguez, Vice Minister of Waters, Oceans, Coasts and Wetlands, Costa Rica, Luis Felipe Arauz, Minister of Agriculture, Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica, Edgar Gutiérrez Espeleta, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica, and Bert Lenten, CMS Secretariat



Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica

Luis Felipe Arauz, Minister of Agriculture, Costa Rica



Chair Fernando Mora Rodríguez,
Vice Minister of Waters, Oceans, Coasts and Wetlands, Costa Rica

Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica, and Melanie Virtue, CMS Secretariat



Scott Gallacher, New Zealand

Stamatis Varsamos, EU


IWG Co-Chair Jamie Rendell (UK) and Chris Wold, CMS Secretariat


AC Chair John Carlson (US)

Yahya Adam, Sudan


Nicholas Dulvy, Simon Fraser University and IUCN's Shark Specialist Group



Kossi Maxoe Sedzro
, Togo


EU participants during plenary


Luis Estevez, United States

Andrea Ramirez, Colombia


Klaus Skovsholm, EU

Jon Harley Porter, Interpreter, United States




Side Event: Costa Rica's Blue Agenda 2014-2018

 

Side Event: Shark conservation actions in the Middle East: the latest initiatives from the UAE


Side Event: Pacific Voyage

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