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CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 07. February 2016 On 05. February, CITES has informed its members on the latest received proposals to amend the Appendices for several marine species. All these proposals are related to elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) and will be considered at the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the...

Hawaii: Hanalei Bay closed after surfer bitten by shark

Hawaii: Hanalei Bay closed after surfer bitten by shark

News Release Kaua’i Fire Department County  of  Kaua‘i For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016 ———————– Hanalei Bay closed to swimming due to shark bite HANALEI – Ocean Safety officials have closed Hanalei Bay to swimming until further notice due to a shark bite that occurred at roughly 2 p.m. Thursday. A male visitor had...

Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations

Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations

Press Release University of Miami 25. January 2016 ———————— Researchers tracked movements of sharks and longline fishing vessels in North Atlantic finding significant overlap driving shark declines MIAMI—A new study from an international team of scientists found commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots, areas where sharks tend to congregate, in the North Atlantic. The...

Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

News Release University of Exeter 21. January 2016 ——————— A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland’s basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these giant fish. Sharks tracked during the Basking Shark Satellite Tagging Project tended...

U.S. Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings 2015

U.S. Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings 2015

News Release NOAA Fisheries 20. January 2016 —————— Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update January 1 – December 31, 2015 Below are the preliminary landings estimates for 2015 in metric tons (mt) and pounds (lb) dressed weight (dw) for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries; 1 mt is equal to 2,204.6 pounds. These preliminary estimates...

Far-Travelled Shark

Far-Travelled Shark

News Release NAFC Marine Centre University of the Highlands and Islands 14. January 2016 —————— A hound shark caught near Shetland in December had been tagged off the Dutch coast in 2013 The starry smooth-hound (Mustelus asterias) was caught by the Shetland fishing boat Arcturus (skipper Bobby Sandison) while she was fishing in the...

NOAA: 90-Day Finding To List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: 90-Day Finding To List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648-XE314 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act Agency: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Action:...

Japan: Goblin shark and Frilled shark displayed in Yokohama aquarium

Japan: Goblin shark and Frilled shark displayed in Yokohama aquarium

This video was taken on 06. January 2016 and later uploaded by the YouTube poster ‘Elpasoaqua’. The footage shows a goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) and frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) which are currently held in captivity at the ‘Hakkeijima Sea Paradise’ in Yokohama, Japan. According to the aquarium (published on 05. January 2016), the two...

Texas: U.S. Coast Guard confiscates 44 illegally caught sharks

Texas: U.S. Coast Guard confiscates 44 illegally caught sharks

News Release U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Corpus Christi 09. January  2016 —————– Coast Guard seizes more than 3,000 pounds of shark, snapper from multiple lanchas in Gulf of Mexico CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 3,249 pounds of illegal catch from three Mexican fishing boats poaching in waters off South Padre Island...

Sand Tiger Shark Nursery Discovered in New York Waters

Sand Tiger Shark Nursery Discovered in New York Waters

Press Release Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) 05. January 2016 ————————- Scientists Discover Nursery Ground for Sand Tiger Sharks In Long Island’s Great South Bay Discovery made by project tracking local sharks since 2012 Research led by WCS’s New York Aquarium NEW YORK (January 5, 2016)—Scientists and veterinarians working for WCS’s New York...

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