May, 2017

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Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks

Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks

Published on 31. May 2017 Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks in an isolated atoll reef system David M. Tickler, Tom B. Letessier, Heather J. Koldewey, Jessica J. Meeuwig ABSTRACT: We investigated drivers of reef shark demography across a large and isolated marine protected area, the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine Reserve,

WA: World-first shark deterrent subsidy kicks-off

WA: World-first shark deterrent subsidy kicks-off

Media Statement Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science Friday, 26 May 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — – ​Election commitment delivered Subsidy of $200 for 1,000 devices starts today Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly is urging Western Australians to benefit from

Status of Elasmobranchs in German waters

Status of Elasmobranchs in German waters

The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) has commissioned Prof. Dr. Ralf Thiel, Heike Zidowitz, and their research team in the ichthyology section of the Center for Natural History (CeNak) at Universität Hamburg to investigate the situation of sharks, skate, and chimaeras in the German waters of the North and Baltic Seas. The study has

The Shark and Ray Trade in Singapore

The Shark and Ray Trade in Singapore

Boon, P.Y. (2017). The Shark and Ray Trade in Singapore TRAFFIC, Southeast Asia Regional Office PDF – DOWNLOAD   —

Elasmobranch fisheries in the Arabian Seas Region

Elasmobranch fisheries in the Arabian Seas Region

First published on 22. May 2017 Elasmobranch fisheries in the Arabian Seas Region: Characteristics, trade and management Rima W Jabado, Julia L Y Spaet ABSTRACT: The Arabian Seas Region plays an important role in the global landings and trade of sharks and rays. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen, two countries with stark socio-economic

A global overview of shark sanctuary regulations and their impact on shark fisheries

A global overview of shark sanctuary regulations and their impact on shark fisheries

Published online on 11. May 2017 A global overview of shark sanctuary regulations and their impact on shark fisheries Christine A. Ward-Paige ABSTRACT: Due to rapid declines of shark populations across many species and regions of the world, the need for large-scale conservation measures has become widely recognized. Some coastal states have opted to implement

Sustainable Trade in Sharks: Action Plan for North America

Sustainable Trade in Sharks: Action Plan for North America

CEC. 2017. Sustainable Trade in Sharks: Action Plan for North America Montreal, Canada: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 56 pp PDF-DOWNLOAD  

Sustainable Shark Alliance Opposes Unnecessary Bill Threatening to Shut Down U.S Shark Fisheries

Sustainable Shark Alliance Opposes Unnecessary Bill Threatening  to Shut Down U.S Shark Fisheries

Press Release Sustainable Shark Alliance 12. May 2017 — — — — — — — — — — The future of sustainable U.S. shark fisheries is threatened by a renewed push by environmental groups to pass an unnecessary law that will do little to dent the illegal global shark trade, while penalizing responsible U.S. fishermen.

A smarter approach to shark mitigation in WA waters

A smarter approach to shark mitigation in WA waters

Media Statement Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science 13. May 2017 — — — — — — — — — ​Election commitment for a shark deterrent subsidy delivered Shark monitoring network extended to Esperance Election commitment for Beach Emergency Numbering grants delivered Funding provided to the City

A new deep-water catshark from the northwestern Indian Ocean off Somalia

A new deep-water catshark from the northwestern Indian Ocean off Somalia

Published on 08. May 2017 Bythaelurus vivaldii, a new deep-water catshark (Carcharhiniformes,Scyliorhinidae) from the northwestern Indian Ocean off Somalia Simon Weigmann, Carina Julia Kaschner ABSTRACT: A new very small deep-water catshark, Bythaelurus vivaldii, is described based on two female specimens caught off Somalia in the northwestern Indian Ocean during the German ‘Valdivia’ expedition in 1899.

Gibraltar enacts new legislation protecting Sharks, Rays and Skates

Gibraltar enacts new legislation protecting Sharks, Rays and Skates

Press Release HM Government of Gibraltar Ministry of Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change 4th May 2017 — — — — — — — — The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change, Dr. John Cortes, has today published a significant amendment to the Nature Protection Act 1991 making Gibraltar one of the

Tracking the habitat use of whale sharks off the Pacific coast of Mexico

Tracking the habitat use of whale sharks off the Pacific coast of Mexico

Published on 4. May 2017 Oceanic adults, coastal juveniles: tracking the habitat use of whale sharks off the Pacific coast of Mexico Dení Ramírez-Macías, Nuno Queiroz, Simon J. Pierce, Nicolas E. Humphries, David W. Sims, Juerg M. Brunnschweiler ABSTRACT: Eight whale sharks tagged with pop-up satellite archival tags off the Gulf of California, Mexico, were

Skeletal Indicators of Shark Feeding on Human Remains

Skeletal Indicators of Shark Feeding on Human Remains

Published on 02. May 2017 Skeletal Indicators of Shark Feeding on Human Remains: Evidence from Florida Forensic Anthropology Cases Michala K. Stock M.A., Allysha P. Winburn M.A., George H. Burgess M. ABSTRACT: This research examines a series of six Florida forensic anthropology cases that exhibit taphonomic evidence of marine deposition and shark-feeding activities. In each

Mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead in two commercial shark species in Trinidad and Tobago

Mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead in two commercial shark species in Trinidad and Tobago

Published online on 21. April 2017 Mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead in two commercial shark species (Sphyrna lewini and Caraharinus porosus) in Trinidad and Tobago Azad Mohammed, Terry Mohammed ABSTRACT: Sharks are long-lived apex predators which can accumulate toxic metals such as mercury and arsenic. Samples of Sphyrna lewini and Carcharinus porosus were collected from

X-ray computed tomography library of shark anatomy and lower jaw surface models

X-ray computed tomography library of shark anatomy and lower jaw surface models

Published online on 11. April 2017 X-ray computed tomography library of shark anatomy and lower jaw surface models Pepijn Kamminga, Paul W. De Bruin, Jacob Geleijns, Martin D. Brazeau ABSTRACT: The cranial diversity of sharks reflects disparate biomechanical adaptations to feeding. In order to be able to investigate and better understand the ecomorphology of extant

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