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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

WA: 1,000 shark deterrent subsidies claimed within six months

WA: 1,000 shark deterrent subsidies claimed within six months

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 26. November 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — Subsidy funding doubled with an additional $200,000 allocated for a further 1,000 devices UWA research found that the approved device deterred white sharks in nine out of 10 occasions All shark sightings should be

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Statement The Pew Charitable Trusts 28. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — U.N. treaty meeting in Manila identifies 6 shark species as global priority MANILA, Philippines—The Pew Charitable Trusts today praised the 124 governments of the U.N. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

ASMFC sets 2018 harvest regulations for dogfish

ASMFC sets 2018 harvest regulations for dogfish

News Release The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) 17. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Approves 2018 Fishery Specifications Norfolk, VA – The Commission’s Spiny Dogfish Management Board approved a spiny dogfish commercial quota of 38,195,822 pounds for the 2018 fishing season

CITES controls over newly-listed shark species enter into force

CITES controls over newly-listed shark species enter into force

Press Release CITES 04. October 2017 — — — — — – — — – – Trade in fins, meat and other products from silky and thresher sharks subject to strict regulation starting today 4 October Geneva, 4 October 2017 – The wait is over. As of today, international trade in silky and thresher sharks will

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 18. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs today (September 18) seized about 350 kilograms of dried shark fins of suspected scheduled hammerhead sharks and oceanic whitetip sharks with an estimated market value of about $280,000 from

NSW: Second Shark Net Trial For The North Coast

NSW: Second Shark Net Trial For The North Coast

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Regional Water Minister for Trade and Industry 01. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — – A second shark net trial will take place at five beaches on the NSW North Coast following the analysis of results of the first trial,

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