APPLICATIONS have been made by the Australian government for the trade in two species of Pacific toothfish to be controlled under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). These species, Dissostichus eleginoides and mawsonii, which are also known as Chilean sea-bass, would be included on its Appendix II list, requiring traders to acquire special permits to deal in them. Where they are caught in seas covered by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, the ...

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