October, 2017

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Sawfish captures in the Queensland Shark Control Program, 1962 to 2016

Sawfish captures in the Queensland Shark Control Program, 1962 to 2016

Published online on 17. October 2017 Sawfish captures in the Queensland Shark Control Program, 1962 to 2016 Barbara E. Wueringer ABSTRACT: Within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area in Queensland, Australia, lack of information on the distribution of sawfishes presents difficulty for informed management of their habitats and populations. This study aims to provide

Unique programme to count Indo-Pacific’s sharks and rays

Unique programme to count Indo-Pacific’s sharks and rays

Media Release James Cook University, Australia 31. October 2017 — — — — — — — — A new research programme is underway to count species of sharks and rays across the Indo-Pacific region. Dr Andrew Chin is the Programme Director of SharkSearch Indo-Pacific. He said SharkSearch will systematically gather information on shark and ray

Species composition of the international shark fin trade

Species composition of the international shark fin trade

Published online on 27. October 2017 Species composition of the international shark fin trade assessed through a retail-market survey in Hong Kong Andrew T. Fields, Gunter A. Fischer, Stanley K. H. Shea, Huarong Zhang, Debra L. Abercrombie, Kevin A. Feldheim, Elizabeth A. Babcock, Demian D. Chapman ABSTRACT: The shark fin trade is a major driver

CMS listing not enough to protect sharks

CMS listing not enough to protect sharks

Press Release World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) 29. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Global shark conservation coalition welcomes new shark listings on UN wildlife treaty, while stressing urgent need for implementation   A coalition of leading shark conservation organizations welcomed the decision by Parties to the Convention

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Statement The Pew Charitable Trusts 28. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — U.N. treaty meeting in Manila identifies 6 shark species as global priority MANILA, Philippines—The Pew Charitable Trusts today praised the 124 governments of the U.N. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to protect the blue shark

Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to protect the blue shark

Press Release Samoa Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme 27. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — “The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem

PH goes full blast on campaign to include 2 shark species in CMS appendices

PH goes full blast on campaign to include 2 shark species in CMS appendices

Press Release Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines) 27. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — The Philippines has gone all out with its campaign to give further protection to two shark species – whale shark and white-spotted wedgefish – at an international conference current ly being held in

Texas: Restaurant Investigated for Illegal Sale of Shark Fin Soup

Texas: Restaurant Investigated for Illegal Sale of Shark Fin Soup

Press Release Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 27. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — ……… Special of the Day Dallas area game wardens received a request from the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington D.C. to look into the possible illegal possession and/or sale of shark fins for

9 News Perth: Shark Attack

Squalus bassi sp. nov., a new long-snouted spurdog from the Agulhas Bank

Squalus bassi sp. nov., a new long-snouted spurdog from the Agulhas Bank

Published on 14. September 2017 Squalus bassi sp. nov., a new long-snouted spurdog (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae) from the Agulhas Bank S. T. de. F. L. Viana, M. R. de Carvalho, D. A. Ebert ABSTRACT: The long-snouted African spurdog Squalus bassi sp. nov. is described based on material collected from the outer shelf and upper continental

Studying morphology allows the detection of bias in routine fisheries sampling

Studying morphology allows the detection of bias in routine fisheries sampling

Published online on 16. October 2017 Shark length–length relationships: Studying morphology allows the detection of bias in routine fisheries sampling Agustín M. De Wysiecki, J. Matías Braccini ABSTRACT: Reliable information on length–length relationships is required for standardising and comparing size measures and for improving the use of available data and biological information collected as a

ASMFC sets 2018 harvest regulations for dogfish

ASMFC sets 2018 harvest regulations for dogfish

News Release The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) 17. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Approves 2018 Fishery Specifications Norfolk, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish Management Board approved a spiny dogfish commercial quota of 38,195,822 pounds for the 2018 fishing season

Reef accessibility impairs the protection of sharks

Reef accessibility impairs the protection of sharks

Published online on 17. October 2017 Reef accessibility impairs the protection of sharks Jean-Baptiste Juhel, Laurent Vigliola, David Mouillot, Michel Kulbicki, Tom B. Letessier, Jessica J. Meeuwig, Laurent Wantiez ABSTRACT: Reef sharks are declining world-wide under ever-increasing fishing pressure, with potential consequences on ecosystem functioning. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are currently one of the management

The utility of bioenergetics modelling in quantifying predation rates of marine apex predators

The utility of bioenergetics modelling in quantifying predation rates of marine apex predators

Published on 11. October 2017 The utility of bioenergetics modelling in quantifying predation rates of marine apex predators: Ecological and fisheries implications A. Barnett, M. Braccini, C. L. Dudgeon, N. L. Payne, K. G. Abrantes, M. Sheaves, E. P. Snelling ABSTRACT: Predators play a crucial role in the structure and function of ecosystems. However, the

A multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products

A multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products

Published on 11. October 2017 A multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products in the global trade Diego Cardeñosa, Andrew Fields, Debra Abercrombie, Kevin Feldheim, Stanley K. H. Shea, Demian D. Chapman ABSTRACT: Protecting sharks from overexploitation has become global priority after widespread population declines have occurred. Tracking catches and trade on a

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