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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

Great Barrier Reef: Shark Nets Removed After Court Ruling

Great Barrier Reef: Shark Nets Removed After Court Ruling

Media Statement Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 19. September 2019 — — — — — — — — — Shark nets removed from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Shark nets are being removed from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a Federal Court decision backed major changes to the

Whale shark stranded in East Java

Whale shark stranded in East Java

The video was uploaded by “WARTABROMO TV” on 10. September 2019: In the afternoon of last Monday (Sept 9th), this dead whale shark (Rhincodon typus) was spotted by local residents at a beach in Lumajang, located in the East Java province of Indonesia. The specimen measured about 6 metres in length.

180 kg of Shark Fins Seized in Hong Kong

180 kg of Shark Fins Seized in Hong Kong

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 24. August 2019 — — — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin and dried seahorse Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 23) seized about 180 kilograms of suspected scheduled dried shark fin and 500 grams

Hawaii: Woman bitten by shark in Kealakekua Bay

Hawaii: Woman bitten by shark in Kealakekua Bay

Media Release Hawaii Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II 20. August 2019 —– —- —- —- —- —- —- —- On (August 20) at approximately 8:00 a.m., a 27-year-old female reported that she was bitten by a shark while swimming in waters off of Napoopoo Park in Kealakekua Bay. She received injuries to her lower

Large whale shark landed in Cuba

Large whale shark landed in Cuba

The video was uploaded by “Antena Cubana” on 02. August 2019. This big whale shark (Rhincodon typus) was found dead at the beach of La Herradura in the province of Las Tunas, eastern Cuba.

Industrialised fishing overlaps threatened shark hotspots worldwide

Industrialised fishing overlaps threatened shark hotspots worldwide

Press Release The Marine Biological Association (MBA) 24. July 2019 —- —- —- —- —- — — — Major high seas fishing activities are centred on ecologically important shark hotspots worldwide North Atlantic blue sharks and shortfin mako – the fastest shark in the sea – have on average 76% and 62% of their space

Hammerhead shark spotted in Irish waters

Hammerhead shark spotted in Irish waters

News Release Marine Institute, Ireland 19. July 2019 — — — — — — — A new shark species spotted in Irish waters A shark species, previously unrecorded in Irish waters, has been sighted 100 miles south-west of Ireland on the continental shelf edge, during a recent fisheries survey on the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic

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