April, 2012

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Australia: Five mates hook monster shark near Eden

Australia: Five mates hook monster shark near Eden

By Aaron Langmaid, Herald Sun, 28. April 2012 A MONSTER mako shark dragged on to a boat by five stunned Victorian fishermen could be the biggest caught in Australia. But the amateur anglers cannot claim the record because they didn’t lure the big fish according to guidelines. Instead, the quintet of friends have been branded

Friends, family remember David Lilienfeld

Scientists provide first large-scale estimate of reef shark losses in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists provide first large-scale estimate of reef shark losses in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists provide first large-scale estimate of reef shark losses in the Pacific Ocean Many shark populations have plummeted in the past three decades as a result of excessive harvesting – for their fins, as an incidental catch of fisheries targeting other species, and in recreational fisheries.

Re-Creating Missing Population Baselines for Pacific Reef Sharks

Re-Creating Missing Population Baselines for Pacific Reef Sharks

Published online on 26. April 2012 Re-Creating Missing Population Baselines for Pacific Reef Sharks Nadon, M. O., Baum, J. K., Williams, I. D., McPherson, J. M., Zgliczynski, B. J., Richards, B. L., Schroeder, R. E. and Brainard, R. E. ABSTRACT: Sharks and other large predators are scarce on most coral reefs, but studies of their

European Union: ENVI members support total ban on shark finning

European Union: ENVI members support total ban on shark finning

By Anne Eckstein, Europolitics, 26. April 2012 The EU regulation forbidding shark finning (the removal of fins from a shark on board a boat before throwing its body back into the sea) will be strengthened by the deletion of special dispensations. Political agreement was reached at the Fisheries Council, on 19 March (see Europolitics4389) and

Reproductive biology of the spotback skate

Reproductive biology of the spotback skate

Published online on 18. April 2012 Reproductive biology of the spotback skate Atlantoraja castelnaui in the south-west Atlantic Ocean J. C. Colonello, M. L. García, C. A. Lasta, R. C. Menni ABSTRACT: This study provides information on the reproduction of spotback skate Atlantoraja castelnaui. A total of 232 individuals (119 females and 113 males) were

Polymorphic microsatellite loci in the blue shark

Polymorphic microsatellite loci in the blue shark

Published online on 20. April 2012 Identification and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the blue shark Prionace glauca, and cross-amplification in other shark species F. F. Mendonça, L. H. F. Ussami, D. T. Hashimoto, L. H. G. Pereira, F. Porto-Foresti, C. Oliveira, O. B. F. Gadig, F. Foresti ABSTRACT: Two to 14 alleles were

Shark-finning sundial


Court row over cage-diving permit

Court row over cage-diving permit

By John Yeld, IOL.co.za 25. April 2012 AN ESTABLISHED Gordon’s Bay-based white shark cage diving operator has successfully challenged the government’s decision not to renew its permit to operate in False Bay in favour of a new entrant to the industry. Air Jaws Africa cc, trading as Shark Adventures, successfully applied in the Western Cape

Studying life after release for sharks

Evidence of hammerhead shark overfishing in Brazil

Evidence of hammerhead shark overfishing in Brazil

EVIDÊNCIAS DE SOBREPESCA DO TUBARÃO MARTELO (Sphyrna sp.) NO RS, BRASIL By Aurélea Mäder, Martin Sander & Gilberto E. Casa Jr PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Shark spotters for Kogelbaai

Shark spotters for Kogelbaai

By Chanel September, iafrica.com 24. April 2012 The City of Cape Town and the Helderberg surfing community on Tuesday agreed to introduce a shark spotting programme at Kogelbaai near Gordon’s Bay. The decision was taken at a special meeting following last week’s fatal shark attack. David Lilienfeld died after being bitten by a Great White

UWA scientists lead in shark research

UWA scientists lead in shark research

Media Statement by the University of Western Australia Tuesday, 24 April 2012 Shark repellents may work best if they target specific species rather than try to deter all types of sharks, say scientists from the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia. Their findings are among six papers published by Oceans Institute scientists in

Canada: May’s bill would end shark fin sales

Canada: May’s bill would end shark fin sales

Media Release by the Green Party of Canada 18 April 2012 SIDNEY, BC - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, has tabled the first Green Party bill: Bill C-417 An Act to amend the Fish Inspection Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (importation and labelling of...

Ecology of the Silky shark in the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean

Ecology of the Silky shark in the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean

Published in 2012 Ecologia do tubarão lombo preto Carcharhinus falciformis(Muller & Henle, 1839) na margem ocidental do oceano Atlântico Equatorial Fernanda de Oliveira Lana ABSTRACT: The silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, is an abundant species in tropical and equatorial waters of the pelagic zone. The present work aimed at studying the ecology of the silky shark,

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