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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

Woman bitten by shark at Botany Bay beach, NSW

Woman bitten by shark at Botany Bay beach, NSW

News Release Randwick City Council 23. February 2018 — — — — — — — — Lifeguards close La Perouse beaches following shark attack Randwick City Council Lifeguards are closing beaches around La Perouse on Saturday 24 February following a shark attack at Congwong Beach at around 6pm this evening Friday 23 February. A woman

WA: More white sharks tagged in Esperance operation

WA: More white sharks tagged in Esperance operation

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 16. February 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — ​Long-lasting internal tags have been inserted into 16 white sharks off Esperance The tags can be detected on WA’s 27 satellite-linked shark monitoring receivers More than 860 sharks including 258 white sharks have now

UAE Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February to 30th June

UAE Bans Shark Fishing from 1st February to 30th June

News Release Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) 31. January 2018 — — — — — — — — — The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced that shark fishing is banned during the period from Thursday 1st February until 30th June, coinciding with their breeding season. The ban is pursuant to

Philippines: Great white shark found dead in Aurora Province

Philippines: Great white shark found dead in Aurora Province

Video uploaded by “GMA News” on 24. January 2018: A Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was found dead in the waters off Dipaculao in the province of Aurora, Philippines. The 5 metres long specimen was brought to shore at the beach of Barangay Lobbot by local authorities. The cause of death is currently unknown.  

2016 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

2016 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 01. January 2018 In 2016, a total of 85 specimens were killed in the fishing program for shark hazard mitigation off the western coast of Reunion Island – 49 of them were bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) and 36 were tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier). The details on each specimen are

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 29. December 2017 — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs today (December 29) seized about 464 kilograms of dried shark fins of suspected scheduled hammerhead sharks with an estimated market value of about $370,000 from a container at the Kwai

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