February, 2012

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Shark Week 2012 on Discovery

Rare shark found dead in Azores

Rare shark found dead in Azores

Rare smalltooth sandtiger shark Odontaspis ferox found dead in Azores. The dead specimen (male) was found beached at Praia dos Poços. The exact cause of death is unknown, the animal showed no external injuries.

South African Parliament: Shark Longlining in St Francis Bay

South African Parliament: Shark Longlining in St Francis Bay

FOURTH SESSION, FOURTH PARLIAMENT NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES ———————————————————————— INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY FRIDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2012 ( … ) 37. Mr V M Manzini (DA-Mpumalanga) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs: (1) Whether she has been informed that long line shark fishing has been taking place

Grey nurse shark chomps on foot

Grey nurse shark chomps on foot

Grey nurse shark chomps on foot BEN SMEE 27 Feb, 2012 11:19 AM A FISHERMAN has been bitten on the foot by a grey nurse shark at Broughton Island, north of Port Stephens. Jim Booth, who runs Kunara Fishing Charters, said the injured man had been in the water picking up a fish about 4pm

Shark Researcher Wins Prestigious Sloan Award

Shark Researcher Wins Prestigious Sloan Award

University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Media Release Contact: Phil Saunders (UVic Communications) 22. February 2012 UVic biology professor and researcher Julia Baum was named among 126 recipients of the 2012 Sloan Fellowships, announced by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York last week. Since 1955, the annual award has been identifying early-career scientists

Basking Shark Discard

Palau Announces Settlement with Taiwan over Shark-Finning Violation

Palau Announces Settlement with Taiwan over Shark-Finning Violation

Republic of Palau Office of the President Press Release Koror, Palau, February 2012 The Palauan government has announced a settlement following the arrest of a vessel that was seized for illegally catching and finning sharks during a joint enforcement operation in December. The operators of the vessel will pay a USD$65,000 civil fine, while the

Three Louisianans Cited For Shark Fishing Violation

Three Louisianans Cited For Shark Fishing Violation

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Press Release Release Date: 02/24/2012 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division Strike Force agents cited three Louisianans for an alleged shark fishing violation near Venice in Plaquemines Parish on Feb. 22. Agents were patrolling the Tiger Pass area when they observed a commercial fishing vessel occupied

Numerous Sandtiger Sharks caught in Uruguay

Northeast Skate Complex Fishery for 2012-2013

Northeast Skate Complex Fishery for 2012-2013

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Proposed 2012-2013 Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Specifications A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/22/2012 This article has a comment period that ends in 28 days (03/23/2012). Summary This rule proposes catch limits and associated measures for the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery for the 2012-2013

JONES SPEAKS OUT AGAINST SHARK CATCH SHARES

JONES SPEAKS OUT AGAINST SHARK CATCH SHARES

Press Release Congressman Walter B. Jones, Serving North Carolina’s 3rd District. Contact: Catherine Fodor Washington, Feb 17 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) spoke out against the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) proposal to transition the Atlantic shark fishery into a catch share management system.  An aide to Congressman Jones delivered a letter

Angler lands big mako shark in Louisiana

Angler lands big mako shark in Louisiana

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 24. February 2012 Date: 17. February 2012. Location: Louisiana, USA. Species: Shortfin mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ). Size: 625 pounds in weight. The mako was caught in the waters off the Louisiana coast by the charter boat ‘Red Eye’ that is docked at Venice Marina. Venice is located approx.

Taiwanese Shark Fin Docu

Three Recent Shark Records from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Three Recent Shark Records from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Three Recent Shark Records from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.January - February 2012. Bluntnose sixgill sharks Hexanchus griseus in Turkey, Shortfin Mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus in Israel.

Cyanobacterial Neurotoxin in Shark Fins

Cyanobacterial Neurotoxin in Shark Fins

Published on 21. February 2012 Cyanobacterial Neurotoxin β-N-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in Shark Fins Kiyo Mondo, Neil Hammerschlag, Margaret Basile, John Pablo, Sandra A. Banack and Deborah C. Mash ABSTRACT: Sharks are among the most threatened groups of marine species. Populations are declining globally to support the growing demand for shark fin soup. Sharks are known to

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