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South Africa: Surfer severely injured by shark in Buffels Bay – 27. June 2015

South Africa: Surfer severely injured by shark in Buffels Bay – 27. June 2015

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 27. June 2015 ————— Surfer suffers leg amputation in shark encounter Declan Nurse, NSRI Knysna deputy station station commander, said: “At 14h38, Saturday, 27th June, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following reports of a surfer bitten by a shark while surfing at Buffels Bay, between Knysna and

Suspected Shark Incident near WA Town of Denmark

Suspected Shark Incident near WA Town of Denmark

News Release SharkSmart 24 June 2015 ————— Possible Shark Incident at Denmark, near Surf Club Update:  The Department of Fisheries is currently assisting WA Police with a possible shark incident involving a 37 year-old Denmark woman, at Ocean Beach off Western Australia’s south coast this morning. It’s understood the woman was surfing with her husband

400 Sharks caught during 2015 South Jersey Tournament

400 Sharks caught during 2015 South Jersey Tournament

Results of the 2015 South Jersey Shark Tournament with a review of the catch summary from 2010 to 2015 Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 20. June 2015 35th Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament Location: South Jersey Marina, Cape May, New Jersey, USA Date: 10. to 13. June 2015 With 101 participating boats in this

WA Shark Deterrent Research Reveals Promising Results

WA Shark Deterrent Research Reveals Promising Results

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 17. June 2015 ——————— Shark research yields promising results The following statement was issued by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, MLA ​​Three State Government-funded research projects on shark detection and deterrents recently completed Existing and novel shark deterrents tested on a range of species in the wild

Results of the 2015 Brett Bailey Mako Tournament

Results of the 2015 Brett Bailey Mako Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 14. June 2015 14th Annual BTB Mako Rodeo Location: Hoffman’s Marina West, Brielle, New Jersey, USA. Date: 12. – 13. June 2015 According to the organizer, a total of 66 boats participated in this year’s Brett Bailey Mako Rodeo that took place at Hoffman’s Marina in Brielle, New Jersey.

Pregnant great hammerhead shark apparently landed in Destin

Pregnant great hammerhead shark apparently landed in Destin

This footage of a captured hammerhead shark was uploaded on YouTube by Jeff Bratcher on 08. June 2015. I assume, without certainty, it has to be the 14 ft great hammerhead ( Sphyrna mokarran ) that was recently caught by a charter boat off Destin, Florida. The female shark weighed 835 pounds and was carrying

Results of the 2015 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Results of the 2015 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 09. June 2015 19th Annual Mako Mania Location: Bahia Marina, Ocean City, Maryland, USA. Date: 05. to 07. June 2015 This year, 37 boats were competing in the 19th annual Mako Mania Tournament which took place in Ocean City last weekend. It is reported that at least thirteen sharks

EU agrees to modify max level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in spiny dogfish

EU agrees to modify max level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in spiny dogfish

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 14. May 2015 European Commission adopts new PCB limits for spiny dogfish As noted in our article published last February, the European Union revealed its intention to significantly raise the allowable level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in products of wild caught spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. The related post can be

Man killed by shark in southern New Caledonia

Man killed by shark in southern New Caledonia

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 10. May 2015 Local media sources are reporting that a man has died following a shark attack in New Caledonia on Saturday, 09. May 2015. The incident took place near Kouaré which is an islet located in the south of the archipelago. According to media reports, the man was

Cape Town man injured in white shark incident near Port St Johns

Cape Town man injured in white shark incident near Port St Johns

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 03. May, 2015 ——————— Shark incident On Saturday 2 May, Rob Nettleton took a normal party of sightseers out on his private boat OFFSHORE 1. The trip was arranged to accommodate local backpacker sightseeing tour operator, 29 year old Mathieu Dasnois, from Cape Town. He has been living

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