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Humphead Wrasse and other species in Appendix I and II CITES have been fully protected by law in Fiji from 2014

Mar 17, 2017 / by James Sloan posted in Oceans Law, Humphead wrasse

Despite the attention of Fiji’s lawmakers, up until 2014 the humphead wrasse has not received full legal protection from being killed or captured in Fiji waters.

In this bulletin we briefly explore the legal protection that has been provided to the humphead wrasse and set out how the introduction of the Offshore Fisheries Management Decree and Regulations is a “game changer” for all fish species listed in Appendix I and II of CITES.

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