December, 2011

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Man hospitalized at St. Mary’s for shark bite 12-31-2011

Man hospitalized at St. Mary’s for shark bite 12-31-2011

JUPITER — A man was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a shark this evening, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The man was brought in by boat to the Seasport Marina and transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Medical Center, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Fire Rescue. Paramedics responded to the

Canoe bitten after accidently running into shark

Canoe bitten after accidently running into shark

An outrigger canoe club coach may have escaped a shark attack unscathed, but he also got a clear message from the guy in the gray suit: “Run me over and I’ll bite your tail.”

Shark Attacks in Reunion Island

Shark Attacks in Reunion Island

Survival Guide for surfers in Reunion Island, in French language. LE GUIDE DE SURVIE DU SURFER RUN EN PRESENCE DU RISQUE REQUIN En attendant des avancées significatives des pouvoirs publics en termes de gestion du risque requin PDF – Download      

Records of Sharks from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Records of Sharks from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Sharks caught in Turkish waters Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 30. December 2011 Four recent records of sharks from Turkey. Bluntnose sixgill sharks Hexanchus griseus and Carcharhinus species

Killer whale attacks sharks off New Zealand

IOTC – 14th Session of the Scientific Committee

IOTC – 14th Session of the Scientific Committee

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission ( IOTC ) Report of the Fourteenth Session of the IOTC Scientific Committee Mahé, Seychelles, 12–17 December 2011 IOTC–2011–SC14–R: 259 pp. PDF – Download

UK woman rescues shark

UK woman rescues shark

Bridport: Woman rolls stranded 5ft shark down beach and into sea   By James Tourgout, Bridport News, 28. December 2011 BRAVE Jeanette Longley took the plunge when she saw a stranded shark on the beach at West Bay. She became soaked as she wrestled with the creature to drag it back into the sea after

Tiger shark, hammerhead protections start Jan. 1

Tiger shark, hammerhead protections start Jan. 1

News Release by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), 28. December 2011 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 The recreational and commercial harvest of tiger sharks and smooth, scalloped and great hammerhead sharks will be prohibited in Florida state waters beginning Jan. 1. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the management

Bull Shark Tagging in Reunion Island


Bycatch Workplan for AUS Tuna and Billfish Fisheries

Bycatch Workplan for AUS Tuna and Billfish Fisheries

Australian Tuna and Billfish Fisheries BYCATCH AND DISCARDING WORKPLAN 2011 – 2013 By the Australian Fisheries Management Authority PDF – Download    

NMFS rejects endangered status for four skate species

NMFS rejects endangered status for four skate species

Notice About the Thorny Skate (Amblyraja radiata) Listing Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Thorny Skate (Amblyraja radiata) Under the Endangered Species Act A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on    20. December 2011 SUMMARY: We, NMFS, announce 90-day finding for petitions to list the thorny

Fears shark-cage tourists at risk

Fears shark-cage tourists at risk

By Scot Mackay, The Southland Times, 28. December 2011 Southern dive operators say the Government has done nothing to keep people safe from cowboy shark tourism companies operating in Foveaux Strait, despite repeated requests to take action. Southern Aqua Adventures owner Mike Haines said Maritime New Zealand was supposed to have got the operators together

Suspected Shark Bite Incident in Ecuador

Suspected Shark Bite Incident in Ecuador

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 27. December 2011, (update 28.December) According to ‘El Universo’, a surfer was bitten by an ‘unknown marine animal’ in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador. The incident occurred at the beach of Punta Barandúa on saturday afternoon (Dec.24). The victim, identified as Félix Junior Lainez Trejos (aged 23), suffered injuries

Shark Attack Taylors Lake at Broken Head New South Wales Australia

Shark Attack Taylors Lake at Broken Head New South Wales Australia

Shark Attack at Taylors Lake at Broken Head New South Wales Australia The "large animal" - either a bull shark or a bronze whale

Chondrichthyans in the Arctic Ocean

Chondrichthyans in the Arctic Ocean

OCCURRENCE OF CHONDRICHTHYAN FISHES IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS Lynghammar et al. 2011 Introduction: The sea ice cover decreases and human activity increases in Arctic waters. Fisheries (by-catch issues), shipping and petroleum exploitation (pollution issues) make it imperative to establish biological baselines for the marine fishes inhabiting the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas

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