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Older than expected: Teeth reveal the origin of the tiger shark

Older than expected: Teeth reveal the origin of the tiger shark

Press Release Universität Wien 24. March 2021 — — — — — — — — — With a total length of up to 5.5m, the tiger shark is one of the largest predatory sharks known today. This shark is a cosmopolitan species occurring in all oceans worldwide. It is characterized by a striped pattern on

UAE: Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing and Trade

UAE:  Seasonal Ban on Shark Fishing and Trade

Press Release United Arab EmiratesMinistry of Climate Change and Environment 24. February 2021 — — — — — — — — 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 the annual fishing and trade ban on

Southern Africa’s Most Endangered Shark Just Extended its Range by 2,000 Kilometers

Southern Africa’s Most Endangered Shark Just Extended its Range by 2,000 Kilometers

Press Release The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) 26. January 2021 —- —- —- —- — — — —- A team of marine scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed that southern Africa’s most threatened endemic shark – the Critically Endangered shorttail nurse shark (Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum) – has been found to occur in

RESEARCHERS & DLNR TEAM UP TO IDENTIFY SPECIES OF SHARKS INVOLVED IN ATTACKS

RESEARCHERS & DLNR TEAM UP TO IDENTIFY SPECIES OF SHARKS INVOLVED IN ATTACKS

News Release Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) 18. December 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — 100% Certainty Large Tiger Shark Killed Lahaina Man  (Honolulu) – Using new DNA barcoding technology, a pair of shark researchers at the University of Hawai‘i‘s – Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB)

Shark fins: Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

Shark fins: Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

Press Release UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith 06. December 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Government launches call for evidence on shark fin trade to look at the impact of stricter controls Greater protections for species of sharks will be

Taiwan: Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited

Taiwan: Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited

Press Release Taiwan Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture 11. November 2020 —- — —- —- —- —- Great white shark, basking shark and megamount shark Fishing is prohibited in Taiwan Great white shark, basking shark and megamounth shark fishing has been prohibited in Taiwan since November 10, 2020, and incidental catch shall be released immediately

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins

Press Release U.S. Department of Justice Friday, October 9, 2020 — — — — — — — — — —- — — — Sentenced to Largest Monetary Penalty Ever Imposed in Federal Shark Finning Case Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the owner of the Japanese-flagged fishing vessel, M.V. Kyoshin Maru No. 20, pleaded guilty, pursuant to

Cause for optimism over non-reef shark numbers off North West WA

Cause for optimism over non-reef shark numbers off North West WA

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 29. July 2020 — — — — — — — — — Reliable information for population assessments is rare for sharks, but fisheries researchers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have been building a data rich study of non-reef species since 2002. The latest

Targeted tagging of white sharks takes WA total to 115

Targeted tagging of white sharks takes WA total to 115

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 30. June 2020 — — — — — — — — — Number of white sharks tagged in WA almost double since 2017 Decomposing whale carcasses used to boost State’s shark mitigation efforts Tagging allows electronic monitoring of sharks and early warning to beach users A Department of

Man dies in suspected shark attack – Kingscliff

Man dies in suspected shark attack – Kingscliff

Press Release NSW Police Force Sunday, 07 June 2020 — — — — — — — A man has died after being critically injured in a suspected shark attack at Kingscliff today. Witnesses have told police a 3m shark attacked a man while he was surfing at Salt Beach, South Kingscliff, shortly after 10am (Sunday

MBC NEWS: 5m Great white shark caught in southern Korea

MBC NEWS: 5m Great white shark caught in southern Korea

The video was uploaded by “MBC News” on 27. April 2020. This great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was reportedly caught on April 26th 2020 in the waters off Hyangilam, located in Yeosu on the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. The specimen measured 5,10 metres in length. Another video (showing the transport of the shark)

Fatal Shark Attack Incident in Santa Cruz County

Fatal Shark Attack Incident in Santa Cruz County

News Release California Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday, May 9, 2020 — — — — — — — — California State Parks Closes Manresa State Beach after a Shark Attack Incident SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – California State Parks today responded to a shark attack incident at Manresa State Beach, one mile south of the

Record Seizure of Shark Fins in Hong Kong

Record Seizure of Shark Fins in Hong Kong

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 06. May 2020 — — — — — — — —- — — — Hong Kong Customs makes record seizure of smuggled scheduled dried shark fins Hong Kong Customs detected two smuggling cases of scheduled dried shark fins at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo

Taiwan: Heavy fines for shark finning and retention of prohibited species

Taiwan: Heavy fines for shark finning and retention of prohibited species

Press Release Fisheries Agency of Taiwan 10. April 2020 — — — — — — — — — — Fisheries Agency of Taiwan reaffirms its determination to combat IUU fishing To combat IUU fishing, the Fisheries Agency of Taiwan recently imposed severe sanctions on several cases of fishing vessels committing serious violations. The Fisheries Agency

You saw sawfish!

You saw sawfish!

Media Release Sharks and Rays Australia (SARA) 27. February 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Hundreds of citizen science sightings reveal opportunities to protect Australia’s four iconic sawfish species Sawfish photos and footage, and scientists available for interview. New hotspots for green sawfish in Weipa and Karratha. A sawfish