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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

New Shark Warning Tower Installed in Esperance

New Shark Warning Tower Installed in Esperance

MEDIA RELEASEShire of Esperance, Western Australia 17. February 2020 —- —- —- —- —– —– —– —– First Shark Warning Tower Installed The Shire of Esperance has received three new land-based shark warning beacons with the first tower installed at West Beach on Friday and is operational as of today. The towers feature audio and

New Jersey Governor Signs Shark Fin Bill Into Law

New Jersey Governor Signs Shark Fin Bill Into Law

Press Release Office of the Governor, State of New Jersey 09. January 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Prohibiting Possession, Sale, Trade, and Distribution of Shark Fins TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2905, which will prohibit the sale, trade, distribution, or offering for

200 kg of shark fins seized by Hong Kong customs

200 kg of shark fins seized by Hong Kong customs

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 24. December 2019 —- —– —– —– —– —– —– Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 23) seized about 200 kilograms of suspected scheduled dried shark fins of endangered species with an estimated market value of

Shark nets destructive and ineffective, study finds

Shark nets destructive and ineffective, study finds

Press Release University of Wollongong Australia (Story by Benjamin Long) 04. December 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — — A new study that looks at both the effectiveness of shark nets in keeping beachgoers safe and their destructive impact on marine life has concluded that their use should be

Aggressive Shark Prompts Warnings on Maui

Aggressive Shark Prompts Warnings on Maui

News Release Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Posted on 03. December 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — (Kīhei, Maui) – No one was hurt this morning, when a 10-12-foot-long Tiger shark deflated an inflatable stand-up paddle board about 200 yards off shore from 1681 Halama Street. Officers

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 15. October 2019 — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 14) seized about 27 kilograms of suspected scheduled dried shark fin with an estimated market value of about $27,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Customs officers intercepted a

Noteworthy Elasmobranch Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – July to September 2019

Noteworthy Elasmobranch Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – July to September 2019

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, published on 08. October 2019 The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 01. July 2019 Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019 — — — — Details on each specimen in descending chronological order: Although all