Amendment to List of CITES Species (10/09/2014)

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L01214

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
 
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
 
 
Amendment to List of CITES Species
 
 
 
I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, delegate of the Minister for the Environment, pursuant to paragraphs 303CA(9)(b) and (c) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, amend the List of CITES Species established under subsection 303CA(1) of that Act, as set out in Schedule 1 to this Instrument.
 
This Instrument will commence on 14 September 2014.
 
 
Dated this       10th      day of    September      2014
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Murphy
 
 
PAUL MURPHY
 
Assistant Secretary
Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
CITES means the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora made at Washington on 3 March 1973, as amended and in force for Australia from time to time.
 
Amendments to ensure the List of CITES Species established under the Act is consistent with Appendix I, II and III of CITES
 
Add the following to Appendix II of CITES under the appropriate class, order and family, and in alphabetical order:
 
Taxon
Common Name
Appendix
Notation
First Listed

Manta spp.
Manta rays
II
 
14 Sep 2014

Sphyrna mokarran
Great hammerhead shark
II
 
14 Sep 2014

Sphyrna zygaena
Smooth hammerhead shark
II
 
14 Sep 2014

Carcharhinus longimanus
Oceanic whitetip shark
II
 
14 Sep 2014

 
Change the following existing entries to reflect amendments to their CITES Appendix listing and notation:
 
Change:
 Sphyrna lewini
Scalloped hammerhead
III
Listed by Costa Rica
25 Sep 2012

To:
 Sphyrna lewini
Scalloped hammerhead
II
 
25 Sep 2012

Change:
 Lamna nasus
Porbeagle
III
Listed by Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
25 Sep 2012

To:
 Lamna nasus
Porbeagle shark
II
 
25 Sep 2012

 
 
Add the following order under class: Chondrichthyes:
 
Order: Rajiformes
 
 
 
 
 
Add the following family under class: Chondrichthyes, order Rajiformes:
 
Family: Mobulidae
 
 
 
 
 
Add the following family under class: Chondrichthyes, order Carcharhiniformes:
 
Family: Carcharhinidae