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Queensland: Improved protection for hammerhead sharks

Queensland: Improved protection for hammerhead sharks

Media Statement Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development The Honourable Bill Byrne Friday, August 11, 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Fishery management controls around hammerhead sharks have been strengthened to help prevent them being listed as an endangered species. Fisheries

Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36

Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36

JULY 11, 2017 Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36 Sharks per Trip and Regulation Reminders The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) is increasing the retention limit for the commercial aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management groups for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region

Rare Spotted Ray caught at Annual Scottish Shark-a-Tag Event

Rare Spotted Ray caught at Annual Scottish Shark-a-Tag Event

Press Release Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN) 12. June 2017 — — — —- —- The 9th annual Sharkatag event took place on the 3rd and 4th of June this year in southwest Scotland. For the first time ever during the event a Spotted Ray was caught, the angler being Sharkatag veteran Alison Morris

WA: World-first shark deterrent subsidy kicks-off

WA: World-first shark deterrent subsidy kicks-off

Media Statement Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science Friday, 26 May 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — – ​Election commitment delivered Subsidy of $200 for 1,000 devices starts today Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly is urging Western Australians to benefit from

A smarter approach to shark mitigation in WA waters

A smarter approach to shark mitigation in WA waters

Media Statement Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science 13. May 2017 — — — — — — — — — ​Election commitment for a shark deterrent subsidy delivered Shark monitoring network extended to Esperance Election commitment for Beach Emergency Numbering grants delivered Funding provided to the City

Gibraltar enacts new legislation protecting Sharks, Rays and Skates

Gibraltar enacts new legislation protecting Sharks, Rays and Skates

Press Release HM Government of Gibraltar Ministry of Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change 4th May 2017 — — — — — — — — The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change, Dr. John Cortes, has today published a significant amendment to the Nature Protection Act 1991 making Gibraltar one of the

Spain: 8 metres Basking shark landed in Alicante Province

Spain: 8 metres Basking shark landed in Alicante Province

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 27. April 2017 Date: reported on 27th of April 2017 Location: Calp, Marina Alta, Valencian Community, Spain Species: Basking shark (Cetrorhinus maximus) Size: said to be 7,43 metres in length. Sex: male A record from the western Mediterranean Sea. The specimen was caught accidentally by a commercial trawler about 16

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 11.04.2017 Date: reported on 06th of April 2017 Location: Agia Galini, Crete Island, Greece. Species: Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Size: said to be up to 7 metres in length. Sources: e-mesara and Eπιλεκτικά Selectively (video embedded below). The specimen was found entangled in a fishing net in the Gulf of

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 01. April 2017 Please find below the short report on two recent catches of thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf (located in the Aegean Sea off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Greece). 1st Specimen : Date: reported on 21st of March 2017 Location: Nea Kios, Peloponnese, Greece Species: Bigeye

Video: Great white shark caught in Al Hoceima, Morocco

Video: Great white shark caught in Al Hoceima, Morocco

This footage was uploaded by AlbahrTV on 23rd of March 2017. It shows a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) that was allegedly caught in the waters between Al Hoceima and Nador in Morocco. An additional short video-clip can be watched HERE, and photos HERE.  

Saving lives with eyes in the sky

Saving lives with eyes in the sky

Press Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Regional Water Minister for Trade and Industry 08. March 2017 – — — — — — — — — — The NSW Government’s summer drone and helicopter surveillance programs have highlighted their effectiveness in reducing the risk of shark attacks on NSW beaches. NSW Minister

Shipments of dried shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Shipments of dried shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Press Release Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) 06. March 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Shipments of suspected scheduled dried shark fins seized by AFCD A joint operation was mounted between the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and the Customs and Excise Department against illegal importation of shark

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 21. February 2017 A bodyboarder has died this morning after being bit by a shark off Reunion Island. According to local authorities, the 26-years old victim (Alexandre N.) was bitten on his abdomen and left arm. The water conditions were said to be murky. The incident occurred shortly after 9am

NZ: DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

NZ: DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

Media Release DOC Department of Conservation 23. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — DOC has reissued temporary permits for shark cage diving operators off Rakiura/Stewart Island. DOC’s Southern South Island Operations Director Allan Munn says DOC wasn’t in a position to grant the new applications before the

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

Press Release NSW Department of Industry 01. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — Shark bite – Elizabeth Beach, Forster – 1 December 2016 Please attribute the following statement to a spokesperson for the Department of Primary Industries. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is assisting NSW Surf Life

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