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South Africa: New automated shark detection project launched

South Africa: New automated shark detection project launched

Media Release City of Cape Town 11. February 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — After 15 years of using trained observers (spotters) to successfully reduce the risk of shark bites in Cape Town, the Shark Spotters programme is launching a new research project aimed at creating

Eight Shark Species to Benefit from Greater Protection Globally

Eight Shark Species to Benefit from Greater Protection Globally

Press Release Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) 14. December 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — — Monaco, 14 December 2018– After five days’ intensive discussions, the 3rd session of the Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks came to a

Hawaii: Japanese Fishing Boat Owner Charged With Smuggling Shark Fins

Hawaii: Japanese Fishing Boat Owner Charged With Smuggling Shark Fins

News Release Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Hawaii December 11, 2018 — — — — — — — — — — Owner And Officers Of Japanese Fishing Vessel Charged With Unlawful Trafficking And Smuggling Of Shark Fins HONOLULU – The owner and officers of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel were charged in federal

AUS Shark assessment report 2018

AUS Shark assessment report  2018

Shark assessment report 2018 Authors: James Woodhams and Cher Harte Overview This report provides a synthesis of management arrangements, catch and sustainability of sharks across Australia. This report is a commitment under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and Australia’s National Plan of

Man dies from shark bite in Queensland’s Cid Harbour

Man dies from shark bite in Queensland’s Cid Harbour

News Release myPolice Mackay 06. November 2018   Fatal shark bite, Whitsunday Island (Cid Harbour) The Whitsunday Water Police will be conducting patrols of Cid Harbour today along with vessels from other Queensland and Commonwealth Government agencies. The patrols are designed to provide reassurance to the boating community and tourists on the water. Yesterday a

Hawaii: Boat Crewman Charged for Feeding Sharks

Hawaii: Boat Crewman Charged for Feeding Sharks

News Release Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources 01. November 2018 —— — — — — — — — — — (Honolulu) – Just before 10:30 this morning DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officers monitoring fishing activities on the first day of the Akule (Big Eye Scad) season, off Haleiwa on O‘ahu’s

Protection removed for endangered Hammerhead sharks in Great Barrier Reef

Protection removed for endangered Hammerhead sharks in Great Barrier Reef

Media Release Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) 12. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Humane Society International (HSI) today expressed disappointment at the Senate’s failure to block a move by former Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg to deny protection to an

HKU-led Study Shows that Shark Fin Trade is Unsustainable

HKU-led Study Shows that Shark Fin Trade is Unsustainable

Press Release The University of Hong Kong 13. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — Out of Control Means Off the Menu: HKU-led Study Shows that Shark Fin Trade is Unsustainable Fishing pressure on threatened shark populations has increased dramatically in recent years and it is urgent that consumers reject

NZ Shark cage diving operations closed down by Court of Appeal

NZ Shark cage diving operations closed down by Court of Appeal

Press Release Seafood New Zealand 05. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — In a major victory for paua divers and the local Stewart Island community, the Court of Appeal has ruled that shark cage diving constitutes “hunting or killing” great white sharks and is therefore an offence under the

Results of the South Jersey Shark Tournament 2018

Results of the South Jersey Shark Tournament 2018

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 18. June 2018 38th annual South Jersey Shark Tournament Location: South Jersey Marina, Cape May, New Jersey, USA Date: June 6-9, 2018 A total of 68 boats were registered for this year’s event. 161 shark catches were reported during three days of fishing. The majority (152 specimens) were released. The

UAE announces new Shark Protection Plan

UAE announces new Shark Protection Plan

Press Release UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment 11. June 2018 ———   ————–   ———- Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Develops National Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched the National Plan of Action (NPOA) for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

Great White Shark caught in Tunisia – May 2018

Great White Shark caught in Tunisia – May 2018

The video was uploaded by From Tunis on May 26th, 2018. This great white shark (Carchorodon carcharias) was caught as bycatch off the island of Djerba , located in the Gulf of Gabès in Tunisia. The catch was landed at the port of Zarzis in the morning of May 24th, 2018. The specimen reportedly weighed

Thailand: DMCR investigates Whale shark capture

Thailand: DMCR investigates Whale shark capture

Press Release National News Bureau of Thailand 19. May 2018 — — — — — — — — — DMCR launches investigation into illegal shark whale hunt off Phuket BANGKOK, 19 May 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has launched investigation into the reported hunting for a shark whale off

South Africa: Shark incident at Cape St Francis

South Africa: Shark incident at Cape St Francis

Press Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 03. April 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — Stuart Obray, NSRI St Francis Bay deputy station commander, said: NSRI, Municipal lifeguards and local authorities at St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis are urging bathers surfers, paddlers to not enter the

World record tagged shark recapture

World record tagged shark recapture

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 21. March 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — A recreational fisher has caught and released a grey nurse shark that was tagged by Fisheries scientists east of Esperance 23 years ago. This is believed to be a world record for the longest time