In November 2022 and within the framework of the Plenary of the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, the inclusion of Tintorera (Prionace glauca) in Appendix II of the aforementioned Convention was approved, which implies, as of 25 November of this year, the effective regulation of the commercialisation of this species under CITES regulations.

As a significant precedent, the inclusion of the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrrinchus) in the same appendix of the Convention (CoP18th) not only led to a major change in the rules for the marketing of this species, but also to numerous problems and difficulties for both the fleet and the processing and marketing industry.

The new regulatory framework facing the blue shark, a species that is fundamental for the survival of the fleet and the industry, increases the uncertainty of the production and marketing sector. For this reason, and on the basis of the experience accumulated, the members of FIP Blues met with the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge and representatives of the General Secretariat for Fisheries on Wednesday 5 July.