Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES)
Environment Australia, 2001
- CITES - Appendix III Listing of the White Shark (PDF - 182 KB)
- CITES Identification Manual for the White Shark (PDF - 1085 KB)
About this document
Australia proposes to list the Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in Appendix III in accordance with Article ll.3. and in accordance with the provisions of Article V. Appendix III includes all species which any Party identifies as being subject to regulation within its jurisdiction for the purpose of preventing or restricting exploitation, and as needing the cooperation of other Parties in the control of trade. Including the Great White Shark in Appendix III will require Australia to issue CITES permits to allow trade and require all other parties trading in the species to issue a Certificate of Origin. The requirement for permits to be issued and observed by importing Parties will assist Australia to regulate trade in specimens and enable all Parties to gain a greater understanding of trade in the species and any parts or derivatives of the species.