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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

Taiyo Micronesia Corporation Criminally Charged for Unlawful Removal of Shark Fins

Taiyo Micronesia Corporation Criminally Charged for Unlawful Removal of Shark Fins

Press Release Government of the Federated States of Micronesia 23 June 2021 — — — — — — PALIKIR, Pohnpei—The Taiyo Micronesia Corporation (“TMC”) is a joint venture company between a Japanese fishing company, Taiyo A & F Corporation, and the National Fisheries Corporation (NFC) of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). TMC has a

3.3 tonnes of shark fins seized in Hong Kong

3.3 tonnes of shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Press Release Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department 8 June 2021 — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs seizes over three tonnes of suspected scheduled dried shark fins Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 7) seized about 3.3 tonnes of suspected scheduled dried shark fins of endangered species with an estimated market value of about

Canadian Company Fined for Import of Silky Shark Fins

Canadian Company Fined for Import of Silky Shark Fins

News Release Government of Canada 19. May 2021 — — — — — — — — — British Columbia-based trading company fined $60,000 for illegal import of 434 kg of fins from a threatened shark species The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canadian and foreign species of wild animals and plants that may

AUS: Fatal shark attack in Forster NSW

AUS: Fatal shark attack in Forster NSW

Press Release NSW Police Force Tuesday, 18 May 2021 — — — — — — — — Man dies in suspected shark attack – Forster A man’s died following a suspected shark attack on the state’s Mid North Coast this morning. About 11.20am (Tuesday 18 May 2021), emergency services were called to Tuncurry Beach, Forster,

New guides to bolster shark and ray research and species identification in Southeast Asia

New guides to bolster shark and ray research and species identification in Southeast Asia

Press Release Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 27. April 2021 — — — — — — — The CITES Secretariat and the Secretariat of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) have jointly published two guides to facilitate the identification of shark and ray species common in

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