September, 2017

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 18. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs today (September 18) seized about 350 kilograms of dried shark fins of suspected scheduled hammerhead sharks and oceanic whitetip sharks with an estimated market value of about $280,000 from

Tiger sharks can connect equatorial habitats and fisheries across the Atlantic Ocean basin

Tiger sharks can connect equatorial habitats and fisheries across the Atlantic Ocean basin

Published on 19. September 2017 Tiger sharks can connect equatorial habitats and fisheries across the Atlantic Ocean basin André S. Afonso, Ricardo Garla, Fábio H. V. Hazin ABSTRACT: Increasing our knowledge about the spatial ecology of apex predators and their interactions with diverse habitats and fisheries is necessary for understanding the trophic mechanisms that underlie

Sawfish records along the Eastern Amazon coast

Sawfish records along the Eastern Amazon coast

Published on 05. September 2017 Sawfish (Pristidae) records along the Eastern Amazon coast Leonardo Manir Feitosa, Ana Paula Barbosa Martins, Jorge Luiz Silva Nunes ABSTRACT: Sawfishes are the most endangered cartilaginous fishes of the planet. Their external morphology facilitates entanglement in fishing nets and their K-selected life history hinders the recovery of exploited populations. The

A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries

A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries

Available online 8 September 2017 A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries D.S. Shiffman, R.E. Hueter ABSTRACT: A proposed nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins within the United States would undermine sustainable shark fisheries, would have little effect on global shark mortality, and would perpetuate the misconception that the

Live Sharks Seized From Basement Of New York Home

Live Sharks Seized From Basement Of New York Home

Press Release Department of Environmental Conservation, New York 06. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — ECO Actions for Late August Sharks in a Pool – Dutchess County On August 23, ECOs executed a search warrant at a residence in Lagrangeville suspected of harboring illegal wildlife. ENCON Police were joined by

Origins of the Greenland shark

Origins of the Greenland shark

Published on 08. September 2017 Origins of the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus): Impacts of ice-olation and introgression Ryan P. Walter, Denis Roy, Nigel E. Hussey, Björn Stelbrink, Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen, Bailey C. McMeans, Jörundur Svavarsson, Steven T. Kessel, Sebastián Biton Porsmoguer, Sharon Wildes, Cindy A. Tribuzio, Steven E. Campana, Stephen D. Petersen, R.

Apparent shark incident reported at Main Beach, NSW

Apparent shark incident reported at Main Beach, NSW

News Release NSW Police Force 10. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Surfer injured in apparent shark attack A surfer has been hospitalised after his board was hit during an apparent shark attack on the State’s north coast. About 6.30am today (Sunday 10 September 2017), a 35-year-old man was

NSW North Coast Shark Meshing Trial Report

NSW North Coast Shark Meshing Trial Report

FISHERIES FINAL REPORT SERIES NO. 154 NSW NORTH COAST SHARK-MESHING TRIAL FINAL REPORT August 2017 PDF-DOWNLOAD  

NSW: Second Shark Net Trial For The North Coast

NSW: Second Shark Net Trial For The North Coast

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Regional Water Minister for Trade and Industry 01. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — – A second shark net trial will take place at five beaches on the NSW North Coast following the analysis of results of the first trial,

DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern

DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern

Published on 25. August 2017 DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern Dirk Steinke, Andrea M. Bernard, Rebekah L. Horn, Paul Hilton, Robert Hanner & Mahmood S. Shivji ABSTRACT: Continuously increasing demand for plant and animal products causes unsustainable depletion of biological resources.

Evidence for systemic age underestimation in shark and ray ageing studies

Evidence for systemic age underestimation in shark and ray ageing studies

Published on 23. August 2017 Evidence for systemic age underestimation in shark and ray ageing studies Alastair Varley Harry ABSTRACT: Numerous studies have now demonstrated that the most common method of ageing sharks and rays, counting growth zones on calcified structures, can underestimate true age. I reviewed bomb carbon dating (n = 15) and fluorochrome chemical marking

Residency and movement patterns of an apex predatory shark at the Galapagos Marine Reserve

Residency and movement patterns of an apex predatory shark at the Galapagos Marine Reserve

Published on 22. August 2017 Residency and movement patterns of an apex predatory shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) at the Galapagos Marine Reserve David Acuña-Marrero, Adam N. H. Smith, Neil Hammerschlag, Alex Hearn, Marti J. Anderson, Hannah Calich, Matthew D. M. Pawley, Chris Fischer, Pelayo Salinas-de-León ABSTRACT: The potential effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs) as a

Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia

Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia

Published on 21. August 2017 Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia Felix Smith, Simon J. Allen, Lars Bejder, Alexander M. Brown ABSTRACT: Predation risk has a profound influence on the behavior of marine mammals, affecting grouping patterns and habitat use. Dolphins frequently bear evidence of shark bites, which can

A comparative morphological analysis of body and fin shape for eight shark species

A comparative morphological analysis of body and fin shape for eight shark species

Published on 19. August 2017 A comparative morphological analysis of body and fin shape for eight shark species Duncan J Irschick, Amy Fu, George Lauder, Cheryl Wilga, Chi-Yun Kuo, Neil Hammerschlag ABSTRACT: Sharks are diverse and ecologically important predators and are also highly varied in their biology and behaviour. Prior studies have posited basic relationships