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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 15. October 2019 — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 14) seized about 27 kilograms of suspected scheduled dried shark fin with an estimated market value of about $27,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Customs officers intercepted a

Noteworthy Elasmobranch Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – July to September 2019

Noteworthy Elasmobranch Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – July to September 2019

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, published on 08. October 2019 The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 01. July 2019 Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019 — — — — Details on each specimen in descending chronological order: Although all

Great Barrier Reef: Shark Nets Removed After Court Ruling

Great Barrier Reef: Shark Nets Removed After Court Ruling

Media Statement Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 19. September 2019 — — — — — — — — — Shark nets removed from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Shark nets are being removed from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a Federal Court decision backed major changes to the

Whale shark stranded in East Java

Whale shark stranded in East Java

The video was uploaded by “WARTABROMO TV” on 10. September 2019: In the afternoon of last Monday (Sept 9th), this dead whale shark (Rhincodon typus) was spotted by local residents at a beach in Lumajang, located in the East Java province of Indonesia. The specimen measured about 6 metres in length.

180 kg of Shark Fins Seized in Hong Kong

180 kg of Shark Fins Seized in Hong Kong

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 24. August 2019 — — — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin and dried seahorse Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 23) seized about 180 kilograms of suspected scheduled dried shark fin and 500 grams

Hawaii: Woman bitten by shark in Kealakekua Bay

Hawaii: Woman bitten by shark in Kealakekua Bay

Media Release Hawaii Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II 20. August 2019 —– —- —- —- —- —- —- —- On (August 20) at approximately 8:00 a.m., a 27-year-old female reported that she was bitten by a shark while swimming in waters off of Napoopoo Park in Kealakekua Bay. She received injuries to her lower

Large whale shark landed in Cuba

Large whale shark landed in Cuba

The video was uploaded by “Antena Cubana” on 02. August 2019. This big whale shark (Rhincodon typus) was found dead at the beach of La Herradura in the province of Las Tunas, eastern Cuba.

Industrialised fishing overlaps threatened shark hotspots worldwide

Industrialised fishing overlaps threatened shark hotspots worldwide

Press Release The Marine Biological Association (MBA) 24. July 2019 —- —- —- —- —- — — — Major high seas fishing activities are centred on ecologically important shark hotspots worldwide North Atlantic blue sharks and shortfin mako – the fastest shark in the sea – have on average 76% and 62% of their space

Hammerhead shark spotted in Irish waters

Hammerhead shark spotted in Irish waters

News Release Marine Institute, Ireland 19. July 2019 — — — — — — — A new shark species spotted in Irish waters A shark species, previously unrecorded in Irish waters, has been sighted 100 miles south-west of Ireland on the continental shelf edge, during a recent fisheries survey on the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, published on 01. July 2019 After a long break, we have decided to resume our summary of large and/or rare sharks recorded in waters of the Mediterranrean/European region ( our previous related post: Elasmobranch records, May 2014 to October 2014 ). — — — — — Details on each

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Press Release Fisheries and Oceans Canada 20. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Toronto, ON –  Shark finning is a destructive practice that needs a strong and immediate response to stop the devastating impact on global shark populations. As apex predators, sharks play a critical role in keeping

AUS: Shark Control Programs to protect swimmers gets a big Budget boost

AUS: Shark Control Programs to protect swimmers gets a big Budget boost

Press Release Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 09. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — The Queensland Government is investing an additional $17.1 million over four years in its Shark Control Program in the 2019-20 budget to ensure even greater swimmer protection and safety

NSW SMART drumlines trials proved to be a success

NSW SMART drumlines trials proved to be a success

Press Release Adam Marshall Minister for Agriculture Minister for Western NSW 12. May 2019 — — — —- —- —- —- SHARKS HOOKED ON SMART DRUMLINES The NSW Government’s SMART drumlines trials have proved a success withthe devices snagging scores of sharks at beaches across Sydney, Newcastle and the South and North Coast. Minister for

New research shows near extinction of angel shark in Irish waters

New research shows near extinction of angel shark in Irish waters

Press Release Inland Fisheries Ireland 2nd May 2019 — — — — — — — — — New research published by Inland Fisheries Ireland has revealed how angel shark stocks have declined alarmingly in Irish waters. The study published in ‘Endangered Species Research’, includes long-term angling data which shows how stocks of this ‘Critically Endangered’

$8 million boost for WA’s scientific shark hazard mitigation strategy

$8 million boost for WA’s scientific shark hazard mitigation strategy

Media Statement Government of Western Australia 12. April 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Additional $8 million committed for shark hazard mitigation in WA More funding for Surf Life Saving WA helicopter, drone, beach and jet ski patrols Over the