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Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, published on 01. July 2019 After a long break, we have decided to resume our summary of large and/or rare sharks recorded in waters of the Mediterranrean/European region ( our previous related post: Elasmobranch records, May 2014 to October 2014 ). — — — — — Details on each

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Government of Canada bans shark finning

Press Release Fisheries and Oceans Canada 20. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Toronto, ON –  Shark finning is a destructive practice that needs a strong and immediate response to stop the devastating impact on global shark populations. As apex predators, sharks play a critical role in keeping

AUS: Shark Control Programs to protect swimmers gets a big Budget boost

AUS: Shark Control Programs to protect swimmers gets a big Budget boost

Press Release Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 09. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — The Queensland Government is investing an additional $17.1 million over four years in its Shark Control Program in the 2019-20 budget to ensure even greater swimmer protection and safety

NSW SMART drumlines trials proved to be a success

NSW SMART drumlines trials proved to be a success

Press Release Adam Marshall Minister for Agriculture Minister for Western NSW 12. May 2019 — — — —- —- —- —- SHARKS HOOKED ON SMART DRUMLINES The NSW Government’s SMART drumlines trials have proved a success withthe devices snagging scores of sharks at beaches across Sydney, Newcastle and the South and North Coast. Minister for

New research shows near extinction of angel shark in Irish waters

New research shows near extinction of angel shark in Irish waters

Press Release Inland Fisheries Ireland 2nd May 2019 — — — — — — — — — New research published by Inland Fisheries Ireland has revealed how angel shark stocks have declined alarmingly in Irish waters. The study published in ‘Endangered Species Research’, includes long-term angling data which shows how stocks of this ‘Critically Endangered’

$8 million boost for WA’s scientific shark hazard mitigation strategy

$8 million boost for WA’s scientific shark hazard mitigation strategy

Media Statement Government of Western Australia 12. April 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Additional $8 million committed for shark hazard mitigation in WA More funding for Surf Life Saving WA helicopter, drone, beach and jet ski patrols Over the

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