March, 2012

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Lamnid Shark in Algeria

CITES: 26th Animal Committee Meeting

CITES: 26th Animal Committee Meeting

CITES 26th Meeting of Animal Committee in Geneva Twenty-sixth meeting of the Animals Committee Geneva (Switzerland), 15-20 March 2012   Part 1 : The shark-related contributions for each day of the meeting provided by the IISD Reporting Services. Part 2 : The Shark Working Group Report published by CITES. PART 1: Thursday, 15 March 2012

South Africa: Whale shark washes up on Cape beach

South Africa: Whale shark washes up on Cape beach

Whale Shark dies: Kommetjie NSRI helps with carcass   News Release by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), 19. March 2012 SCARBOROUGH  Sunday 18th March 2012.  At 12h30 on Sunday 18th March NSRI Kommetjie were called out to assist from KEAG (The Kommetjie Environmental Action Group) and the Department of Environment – Oceans and Coasts

New Policy for Great White Shark Tourism in Australia

New Policy for Great White Shark Tourism in Australia

RDA sides with three shark dive operators   Published by Port Lincoln Times, 20. March 2012 REGIONAL Development Australia (RDA) Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula has lobbied the state government to allow three local shark cage divers to keep their licences instead of the two the government has proposed as part of a change to the

Report on Fish Hoek Exclusion Net

Report on Fish Hoek Exclusion Net

Report To Subcouncil South Peninsula: Sub Council 19 SUBJECT Proposed trial installation of an exclusion net as an additional shark safety measure at Fish Hoek Beach PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Shark attack at Gold Coast beach

Shark attack at Gold Coast beach

A SURFER has been attacked by a shark at a popular beach on the Gold Coast. Ambulance crews and lifeguards are treating the surfer for wounds to his leg after he was bitten while surfing about 120m off Nobbys Beach about 5.10pm. The surfer has been named as Billy O’Leary, 20, a Griffith University student

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”

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