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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

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – May 2014 to October 2014

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – May 2014 to October 2014

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 21. November 2014 The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 12. May 2014 Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – September 2013 to April 2014   Details on each specimen in descending chronological order : Although all entries have been carefully

Atlantic Fishery Managers Fail Sharks Yet Again

Atlantic Fishery Managers Fail Sharks Yet Again

Press Release Shark Advocates International 17. November 2014 ———————– ICCAT leaves high seas mako fishing unregulated, porbeagles under-protected, and finning ban weak Genoa, Italy. November 17, 2014. Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have failed to reach consensus on several shark conservation proposals, including

Man reports shark bite off Kaanapali, Hawaii

Man reports shark bite off Kaanapali, Hawaii

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 13. November 2014 ————————– APPARENT SHARK ATTACK INJURES ALASKA MAN Some West Maui Beaches Closed A 50 year old Homer, Alaska man, snorkeling in the ocean off Airplane Beach in the Ka’anapali area of West Maui, reported being bitten by a shark at around 1:30

International action taken on protecting shark, ray and sawfish species

International action taken on protecting shark, ray and sawfish species

Press Release European Commission (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) 10. November 2014 ————————- (10/11/2014) The 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) was held in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014. The EU was amongst the Parties agreeing

Tiger shark attacks surfer off North Kohala, Hawaii

Tiger shark attacks surfer off North Kohala, Hawaii

Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department, North Kohala District 31. October 2014 ———————– North Kohala shark attack 10-31-14 A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was attacked by a shark while surfing at Halaula Lighthouse in North Kohala. At 11:12 a.m. Friday (October 31), police received a report that the victim was en route to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital

Third shark incident this week reported on Maui

Third shark incident this week reported on Maui

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 22. October 2014 ———————– THIRD SHARK ENCOUNTER ON MAUI THIS WEEK Murky Water Warning Continues HONOLULU – For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water today, around 10 a.m. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division

2nd Maui shark bite incident in three days

2nd Maui shark bite incident in three days

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 20. October 2014 ———————- 2nd SHARK INTERACTION IN BROWN WATER – MAUI’S KAHULUI HARBOR CLOSED For the second time in as many days, a shark interaction on Maui, prompted a reminder from the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) for all ocean users to

Study: Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?

Study: Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?

News Release Oregon State University ( OSU ) 15. October 2014 ————— NEWPORT, Ore. – Pacific sleeper sharks, a large, slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something a bit larger – protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska. A new study found the

Brazil: Fine imposed for mistreatment of hammerhead shark

Brazil: Fine imposed for mistreatment of hammerhead shark

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 10. October 2014 The Environmental Institute of Paraná ( Instituto Ambiental do Paraná, IAP ) has fined a ‘fisherman’ for dragging a live hammerhead shark through the streets of Guaratuba last sunday, 05. October ( other source: 05. September ). The shark had been found washed up on the

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