The 3rd Meeting of the Signatories (MOS3 Sharks) of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, was closed today by Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Institute oceanographic, Albert I Foundation er , Prince of Monaco and President of the meeting, in the presence of Isabelle ROSABRUNETTO, Director General of Department of External Relations and Cooperation.
In his address, Mr. Calcagno welcomed the success of the meeting by highlighting “the constructive spirit in which the work has taken place and the commitment of all for the sharks, these former masters of the oceans today in unfortunate If this Memorandum of Understanding is legally non-binding, it is nonetheless very relevant and active. ”
He also welcomed the compromise between the United States, the European Union and Monaco so that, following the proposal of the Principality, the sea angel (Squatina squatina) be added to the list of protected species.
Seven other species have been added to the list of Memoranda of Understanding, which means that they should benefit from increased international cooperation to improve their conservation.
The Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks is under the umbrella of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).