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.

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 ...

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