2010 Summary for Arctocephalus pusillus (Cape Fur Seal)
Criteria met: High volume
Principal trade term: skins
Principal source: wild
Top importer: Turkey
Top Trading Partner: Namibia, Norway
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Least Concern
In 2010, Turkey reported the import of 19,848 wild-sourced skins for commercial purposes, all of which originated in Namibia. The SRG formed a positive opinion for Namibia on 27/03/2007.
Imports of wild-sourced skins reported by Turkey peaked in 2009, subsequently decreasing by 53% in 2010.
No trade in A. pusillus to other candidate countries was reported by either candidate countries or exporters in 2010.