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Atlantic Blue Sharks Withdrawn from MSC Assessment

Atlantic Blue Sharks Withdrawn from MSC Assessment

Bureau Veritas WITHDRAWN FROM ASSESSMENT 3th of May 2016   NORTH AND SOUTH ATLANTIC SWORDFISH SPANISH LONGLINE FISHERY (CLIENT : ORPAGU & CEPESCA) MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION BODY: BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION The clients for this fishery, CEPESCA and ORPAGU, have decided to withdraw the following units of certification from assessment: · North Atlantic blue...

WA: Funding commitment to address shark hazard

WA: Funding commitment to address shark hazard

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 09. May 2016 ————————— Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community $1.54 million to continue world-class shark hazard mitigation program $400,000 for more beach enclosures Fisheries Minister Joe Francis today reaffirmed the State Government’s commitment to public safety, with $1.54 million funding in the 2016-17...

Spotted wobbegong sharks demonstrate social clique behaviour

Spotted wobbegong sharks demonstrate social clique behaviour

News Release Macquarie University, Sydney Australia 02. May 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – New research suggests that the spotted wobbegong shark aggregates in ‘social’ groups, as opposed to previous assumptions that shark groupings were chance occurrences influenced by available food, mates or other environmental factors. The...

South Africa: Surf-skiers involved in a shark encounter at Robberg

South Africa: Surf-skiers involved in a shark encounter at Robberg

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 22. April 2016 ————— Shark encounter At 08h36, Friday, 22nd April, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of 5 surf-skiers involved in a shark encounter at Robberg at The Wreck, about 400 meters off-shore of Robberg Beach. NSRI Plettenberg Bay responded to the scene and...

European Commission adopts report on the implementation of the updated shark finning Regulation

European Commission adopts report on the implementation of the updated shark finning Regulation

Press Release European Commission 15. April 2016 ——————— The European Commission today adopted a report on the implementation of the EU’s shark finning Regulation. Based on information provided by EU Member States, the report concludes that no systematic shark finning – the removal of fins and the discarding of the carcasses at sea –...

Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Media Release City of Cape Town 11. April 2016 ———————- The City of Cape Town’s partner, the Shark Spotters, has been recognised for their valuable contribution to enhancing the safety of all visitors to in-shore areas. This includes their implementation of the effective shark exclusion net, public education programmes, and cutting-edge research. The City...

New insight into white shark behaviour

New insight into white shark behaviour

Media Release Hon Joe Francis MLA Minister for Emergency Services; Fisheries; Corrective Services; Veterans 07. April 2016 ——————— Research data released from nearly 180,000 detections of tagged sharks Tagged sharks monitored by satellite-linked and data-recording receivers Information helps to build picture of shark movements in WA   A seven-year shark monitoring research program has provided...

NOAA: Bigeye and common thresher shark not warranted for Endangered Species Act listing

NOAA: Bigeye and common thresher shark not warranted for Endangered Species Act listing

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD680 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Common Thresher Shark and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),...

Hawaii: Snorkeler bitten on the fin by shark off Olowalu

Hawaii: Snorkeler bitten on the fin by shark off Olowalu

News Release Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) 31. March 2016 —————— SHARK WARNING SIGNS POSTED TODAY AT OLOWALU SHORELINE, MAUI  HONOLULU –  The Department of Land and Natural Resources has posted shark warning signs this afternoon on the west Maui coastline from Lone Pine (milepost 13 on Honoapi‘ilani Highway)  to the Olowalu...

NSW: Surfer attacked by shark at Kiama

NSW: Surfer attacked by shark at Kiama

Media Release NSW Police Force 30. March 2016 ————————- Man injured in shark attack – Lake Illawarra Emergency services have responded to reports of a man who was attacked by a shark at Kiama this evening. Shortly after 7pm today (Wednesday 30 March 2016) a 22-year-old Kiama Downs man was surfing in the ocean...

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