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Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

Press Release Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) 04. February 2015 ———————– New sanctuary in Antongil Bay to protect 19 shark species New law grants local communities exclusive use and management rights to fishing areas New York (February 3, 2015) – The Government of Madagascar has created the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks as

EU plans to ease regulations for dogfish imports

EU plans to ease regulations for dogfish imports

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 02. February 2015 The European Union is a major market for spiny dogfish that is used for human consumption. These dogfish products mainly originate from sustainable fisheries in North America. But on many occasions, EU member states have repeatedly rejected these imports due to exceptionally high levels of non

GMA News: 66th Megamouth shark caught in Philippines

GMA News: 66th Megamouth shark caught in Philippines

Video uploaded by ‘GMA News and Public Affairs’ on 29. January 2015: Megamouth shark ( Megachasma pelagios ) dies in Albay after getting trapped in net A 15-ft megamouth shark has died after getting trapped in a fishing net for several hours at Barangay Marigondon, Pio Duran, Albay on Wednesday, January 28. Nonie Enolva, Bureau of

WA classifies black and smooth stingrays as protected fish in the South West

WA classifies black and smooth stingrays as protected fish in the South West

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 28. January 2015 ————————- Two stingray species now protected in the South West New regulations have now come into force to classify two stingray species – black and smooth stingrays – as protected fish, in both the West Coast and South Coast Bioregions of WA. These regions cover

Six Shark Attacks Reported from the US Pacific Coast in 2014

Six Shark Attacks Reported from the US Pacific Coast in 2014

News Release Shark Research Committee 22. January 2015 ————————– Pacific Coast Shark Attacks During 2014 There were 6 authenticated unprovoked shark attacks on humans reported from the Pacific Coast of North America during 2014. All of the attacks were recorded from California. The attacks were distributed in the following months; July (1), October (4) and

Scientists document longest-ever case of sperm storage in sharks

Scientists document longest-ever case of sperm storage in sharks

Press Release California Academy of Sciences 08. January 2015 ———————– A brownbanded bamboo shark at the California Academy of Sciences lays viable egg – with healthy pup – after 45-month seclusion from males SAN FRANCISCO (January 8, 2015) — Brownbanded bamboo sharks take the term “resourceful” to a whole new level. Steinhart Aquarium biologists at

Spanish Blue Shark Fishery Enters Full MSC Assessment

Spanish Blue Shark Fishery Enters Full MSC Assessment

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ENTRY INTO FULL ASSESSMENT 23 TH OF DECEMBER 2014   North and South Atlantic Swordfish & Blue shark Spanish Longline Fishery (Client : ORPAGU & CEPESCA ) MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATION BODY: BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION BUREAU VERITAS Certification is pleased to announce that the above fishery is ready for starting the full

Capture gear deployed after fatal shark incident near Albany – Western Australia

Capture gear deployed after fatal shark incident near Albany – Western Australia

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 29. December  2014 ————————— Fisheries officers deploy capture gear after fatal shark incident at Cheynes Beach Beaches have been closed at Cheynes Beach near Albany after a fatal shark incident late this morning. The Department of Fisheries is currently investigating and has deployed equipment in an effort to

WA Catch order for white shark frequenting Warnbro Beach rescinded

WA Catch order for white shark frequenting Warnbro Beach rescinded

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 22. December  2014 ————————— Shark capture order rescinded Following a significant reduction in the rate of detections of the high hazard shark within Warnbro Sound, Department of Fisheries Acting Director General, Dr Rick Fletcher has rescinded the catch order. This action is consistent with the State Government’s guidelines

Northwest Atlantic dusky sharks not warranted for listing under Endangered Species Act

Northwest Atlantic dusky sharks not warranted for listing under Endangered Species Act

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC515 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petitions To List the Northwest Atlantic Population of the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Shark attack kills teenager off Port Douglas, Australia

Shark attack kills teenager off Port Douglas, Australia

Media Release Queensland Police 15. December 2014 ———————- Sudden death, Port Douglas An 18-year-old Mossman man has died after sustaining a shark bite off Port Douglas this morning. The man was fishing off Rudder Reef at around 11am when he was bitten by a shark on his leg. Friends who were travelling with the man

NOAA: Five Sawfish Species Protected Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: Five Sawfish Species Protected Under the Endangered Species Act

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 224 RIN 0648-XZ50 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Endangered Listing of Five Species of Sawfish Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY : National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION : Final rule. SUMMARY

NZ shark cage diving permits issued for two years

NZ shark cage diving permits issued for two years

Media Release Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai 11. December 2014 ———————— DOC issues shark cage diving permits The Department of Conservation has imposed strict rules to ensure great white sharks are not harmed by underwater cage diving operations around Stewart Island/Rakiura and the activity is confined to one location to minimise the impact on

2015 US Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season

2015 US Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season

News Release National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 01. December 2014 —————————- NMFS Announces a Final Rule Regarding the 2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces a final rule that establishes quotas and opening dates for the 2015 Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. Some of the quotas have changed from the

Philippines seeks ban on killing and trading of sharks and rays

Philippines seeks ban on killing and trading of sharks and rays

Press Release House of Representatives of the Philippines 25. November 2014 —————————- P1M-penalty and 12 year-imprisonment for killing sharks and rays   Writer: Jazmin S. Camero, Media Relations Service-PRIB The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure banning the catching, selling, purchasing, possessing, transporting, importing and exporting of all sharks and rays

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