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Ireland: Basking shark gets status of ‘protected wild animal’ under the Wildlife Act

Ireland: Basking shark gets status of ‘protected wild animal’ under the Wildlife Act

Press Release Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Ireland) 02 October 2022 — — — —- — — Ministers Noonan and McConalogue announce that the Basking Shark has been given the status of ‘protected wild animal’ under the Wildlife Act Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, and Minister for Agriculture,

South Africa: Plett beaches closed after shark incident

South Africa: Plett beaches closed after shark incident

News Release The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 25. September 2022 — — — — — — The NSRI and the Bitou Municipality appeal to the public to be cautious along the Plettenberg Bay and Southern Cape coastline. Beaches have been closed in Plettenberg Bay by Bitou Municipality. This sadly follows a fatal shark incident

Hawaii: Shark incident at Pāʻia Bay on Maui’s north shore

Hawaii: Shark incident at Pāʻia Bay on Maui’s north shore

News Release Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources 04. September 2022 — — — — — — — — — An apparent shark incident, this afternoon, at Pāʻia Bay on Maui’s north shore has prompted shark warning signs to go up from Baldwin Beach to Taveres Bay. A woman was transported to the hospital

New Zealand: Feedback sought on action plan to protect sharks

New Zealand: Feedback sought on action plan to protect sharks

Media Release Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand 02 August 2022 — — — — — — Fisheries New Zealand and the Department of Conservation are seeking public feedback on a new plan of action for the conservation of sharks. The draft National Plan of Action Sharks 2022 (NPOA-Sharks 2022) sets out directions for the

Greenpeace Report: Hooked on Sharks

Greenpeace Report: Hooked on Sharks

HOOKED ON SHARKS:THE EU FISHING FLEETS FUELLING THE GLOBAL SHARK TRADE Published by Greenpeace UK and Greenpeace SpainJuly 2022 Main findings EU distant water fleets from Portugal and Spain are deliberately targeting juvenile (baby) shark breeding grounds. The EU, along with the Spanish and Portuguese governments, have both consistently resisted attempts to improve the management

CITES Proposal submitted to protect all sharks in the family Carcharhinidae

CITES Proposal submitted to protect all sharks in the family Carcharhinidae

NOTIFICATION TO THE PARTIES No. 2022/043 Geneva, 30 May 2022 CONCERNING:Proposals to amend Appendices I and IIConsultation with range States 1. This Notification is being published at the request of Panama 2. Panama has submitted a proposal, for consideration of the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, to the Secretariat to include the

Federal Fishery Managers Continue Reducing Impacts to Protected Species in the Pacific

Federal Fishery Managers Continue Reducing Impacts to Protected Species in the Pacific

Press Release Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council 24 May 2022 —- —- —- —- — Federal Fishery Managers Continue Reducing Impacts to Protected Species in the Pacific with Required Gear Change HONOLULU (24 May 2022) An industry-led conservation measure to reduce impacts to oceanic whitetip sharks is the latest example in a long history

Proposed Changes to Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark Retention Limits

Proposed Changes to Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark Retention Limits

Draft Environmental Assessment,Regulatory Impact Review, and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for a Rule to Modify the Retention Limit for Shortfin Mako Sharks United States Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Marine Fisheries ServiceOffice of Sustainable FisheriesHighly Migratory Species Management Division April 8, 2022 ABSTRACT: This proposed action is necessary to implement bindingrecommendations of the

UAE: Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1

UAE: Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1

Press Release Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) 28 February 2022 — — — — — — — — Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Commence Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing, Trade on March 1 The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will impose an annual fishing and trade ban on sharks

Video: Great White Shark caught off Djerba, Tunisia

Video: Great White Shark caught off Djerba, Tunisia

The video was uploaded by Radio Carthage FM. Last Friday, February 4th 2022, this Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was reportedly landed in Houmt Souk, a port located on the northern coast of Djerba Island in Tunisia. According to local news reports, the shark died after it became entangled in fishing gear of crab fishermen.

Hawaii: Shark fishing ban goes into effect January 1

Hawaii: Shark fishing ban goes into effect January 1

Press Release Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaii — —- —- —- — —- — A bill passed by the 2021 State Legislature banning shark fishing will take effect January 1, 2022. Act 51 (House Bill 553) makes it illegal to knowingly capture, entangle, or kill a shark in state marine waters. The new law applies

European Commission welcomes landmark agreement on the conservation of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako shark

European Commission welcomes landmark agreement on the conservation of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako shark

News Release European Commission 24. November 2021 — — — — — — The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) reached yesterday afternoon a landmark agreement on a Recommendation on the conservation of North Atlantic stock of shortfin mako shark. Welcoming the agreement, Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, said:

Researchers shed light on blind spot of shark attacks

Researchers shed light on blind spot of shark attacks

Press Release University of Bristol, UK 01. November 2021 — — — — — — — Scientists have found more evidence to support the mistaken identity theory’ in juvenile white sharks during surface attacks on humans. Research, which has been published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, suggests that sharks mistake humans for

UK Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

UK Government to introduce world-leading ban on shark fin trade

Press Release UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairsand The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith 15 August 2021 — — — — — — — The UK will ban the import and export of detached shark fins and products containing them. Import and export of detached shark fins banned to promote shark conservation World-leading trade

New Bull Shark Record Certified in Mississippi

New Bull Shark Record Certified in Mississippi

Press Release Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 22. July 2021 — — — — — — — — MDMR certifies five state records BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified five state fishing records this month. Mason Watts, 12, of Long Beach set the youth record for Red Snapper (Litjanus campechanus) with