February, 2012

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Maryland introduces bill to ban Shark Fins

Maryland introduces bill to ban Shark Fins

Maryland introduces bill to ban Shark Fins. HOUSE BILL 393. Natural Resources – Shark or Elasmobranch Fins – Prohibition on Possession or Distribution.

300 kg Blue Pointer caught in Australia

300 kg Blue Pointer caught in Australia

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 03. February 2012 Date: 29. January 2012. Location: Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia. Species: Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus). Size: 2.90 metres in length and 294 kg in weight. According to the source, the mako was caught by the two sport-fishermen Jason Finch (28) and Neil Sturzaker (53) about 20-kilometres south-east

Bermuda: Sharks attack hooked giant bluefin tuna

California: Asian Rights Group Fights Shark Fin Ban

California: Asian Rights Group Fights Shark Fin Ban

By MARIA DINZE, Courthouse News Service, February 02, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – California’s criminalization of possessing and selling shark fins is unconstitutional, the Asian American Rights Committee of California claims in state court. “Shark fin soup is an Asian cultural delicacy with origins in the Ming Dynasty. It is a ceremonial centerpiece of traditional

ISSF Resolution to Prohibit Shark Finning

ISSF Resolution to Prohibit Shark Finning

Shark Finning Banned by World’s Largest Tuna Conservation Coalition 1 February 2012 – A conservation measure passed by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Board of Directors will require industry participants to adopt written policies that prohibit the practice of shark finning and refrain from transactions with fishing vessels that engage in the practice.

A review of elasmobranch research in the Red Sea

A review of elasmobranch research in the Red Sea

Published online on 30. January 2012 J. L. Y. Spaet, S. R. Thorrold, M. L. Berumen. ABSTRACT: Given the global concern about the status of elasmobranch fishes, the paucity of information on elasmobranchs in the Red Sea is worrisome. Management of elasmobranchs in areas other than the Red Sea has been helped by research on

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