March 19th, 2012

Ban likely on shark fin trade in New York

Fox Shark caught in north-western Italy

Fox Shark caught in north-western Italy

A new record of a common thresher shark from the Ligurian coast. Date: 17. March 2012. Location: La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. Species: Common thresher shark ( Alopias vulpinus ). Size: said to be 3 metres in length, 300 kg in weight.

Whale Shark found dead in Philippines

Whale Shark found dead in Philippines

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 19. March 2012 Date: 18. March 2012. Location: Calabanga, Province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. Species: Whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ). Size: reported to be 4.6 metres long, 1.2 metres wide. The dead specimen (female) washed ashore in Barangay Sabang, Calabanga town. According to the source, the shark may have ...

European Council backs shark finning ban

European Council backs shark finning ban

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 19 March 2012 7826/12 PRESSE 114 The Council positions itself against the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels The Council adopted a general approach whereby it supports landing of all sharks with their fins attached as proposed by the Commission (6719/2/12). The controversial practice of “shark finning” ...