Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 31. January 2012 From 11. July 2011 to 19. January 2012, 49 ‘food alert’ or ‘information for attention’ notifications concerning too high levels of mercury in marine fish were issued by the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. In the European Community, the maximum permitted level of mercury
Illinois introduces bill to ban Shark Fins Full Text of HB4119 Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Provides that a person may not possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin. Defines "shark" and "shark fin".
Helen Kempton, The Mercury, 31. January 2012 TASMANIA’S small commercial shark fishers may be forced out of the industry by a massive hike in licence fees. The cost of a South Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery hook licence has doubled over the past 12 months. Some fishers are taking out bank loans to pay the
The ecology and exploitation status of sharks and rays have been studied in the Balearic Islands Press Release by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), 18. January 2012 The conservation level of demersal elasmobranchs in the Islands is better than in other areas of the north-western Mediterranean. A wide study on elasmobranchs inhabiting marine bottoms
By Analia Murias, FIS, 30. January 2012 A team of scientists of Chelonia Association and the University of Marseille (France) chose the port of Vigo to initiate a study on dietary habits and intake areas of Atlantic sharks. As a world leader in shark catches of shortfin mako, blue shark and dogfish species, with discharges
Published online on 26. January 2012. Bathyraja leucomelanos, a new species of softnose skate (Chondrichthyes: Arhynchobatidae) from New Caledonia Samuel Paco Iglésias and Lauriana Lévy-Hartmann ABSTRACT: A new species of softnose skate (Arhynchobatidae) is described, based on a single adult male measuring 895 mm TL that was collected at a depth of 953–1,022 m on the Coriolis
SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA – THIRD REGULAR SESSION, 2012 January 16 ~ February 4th, 2012 C.R. NO. 17-110 A RESOLUTION To declare the entirety of the Federated States of Micronesia’s 200 mile exclusive economic zone a marine sanctuary for sharks, rays, dolphins and whales and respectfully request the President of the