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Industry Request for Alternative Shark Cage Diving Sites in South Australia

Industry Request for Alternative Shark Cage Diving Sites in South Australia

Media Release Government of South Australia Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources 02. April 2015 ——————- State Government to consider alternatives sites for shark cage diving The State Government is continuing to work with the shark cage diving industry following an industry request to operate at sites other than the Neptune Islands Conservation Park.

AU: Smooth hammerhead shark not eligible for listing as vulnerable species in New South Wales

AU: Smooth hammerhead shark not eligible for listing as vulnerable species in New South Wales

Fisheries Scientific Committee March 2015 Ref. No. FD52 File No. FSC 12/02 FINAL DETERMINATION Sphyrna zygaena – The Smooth Hammerhead Shark The Fisheries Scientific Committee, established under Part 7A of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 (the Act), has made a final determination to not list the Smooth Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna zygaena as a VULNERABLE SPECIES

Palau: Taiwanese Shark Poacher Fined $100K

Palau: Taiwanese Shark Poacher Fined $100K

Media Release Office of the President, Republic of Palau 19. March 2015 ———————- On January 26, Palau Marine Law Enforcement successfully apprehended the Shin Jyi Chyuu 33, a longline vessel flagged in Taiwan, for illegal fishing activity in the nation’s waters. The vessel was found with 304 shark carcasses and several hundred shark fins on

Philippines: Rare megamouth shark surfaces in CDO waters

Philippines: Rare megamouth shark surfaces in CDO waters

The video was uploaded by ‘GMA News and Public Affairs’ on 23. March 2015. A 12-foot-long specimen of the very rare megamouth shark was found dead off Barangay Bayabas in Cagayan de Oro City last weekend. The shark got tangled in the net of fisherman Jojo Cabatuan last Saturday (21. March 2015), GMA Northern Mindanao

Hawaii beach closed after tiger shark incident

Hawaii beach closed after tiger shark incident

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 18. March 2015 ————————– HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK CLOSED DUE TO SHARK BITE HONOLULU —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources and county lifeguards closed Hapuna Beach State Park today following an incident just before noon, in which a 58 year old male

French Polynesia: Child bitten by shark in Bora Bora

French Polynesia: Child bitten by shark in Bora Bora

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 18. March 2015 On Monday, March 16, late in the morning around 10 a.m., a 9-year-old child was bitten on the hand by a shark in Bora Bora which belongs the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. The boy was accompanied by his mother when the

Feeding sharks to make a buck is not conservation

Feeding sharks to make a buck is not conservation

Shark Cowboy Randall Jordan Guilty of breaking Florida Fish Feeding Law. Guilty on all three counts. – No jail time. 12 months probation. – Total $1,500 fines. – Must pay court costs $1,800. – Community service. – Investigation costs to be determined later. The investigation costs share could be high. the State Attorney said during

2014 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

2014 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 27. February 2015 About 60 sharks killed in Réunion Island’s fishing program in 2014 Last September, we published a post about the protective shark fishing programs ‘Cap Requin’and ‘Valo Requins’ in Réunion Island. The related article can be found here: 29th Shark killed on Drumline in Reunion Island. The

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification NOTICE OF CERTIFICATE SUSPENSION Sustainable Fisheries Association Inc. US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery ————— SAI Global wishes to notify stakeholders that the above fishery certificate will enter into Suspension according to MSC CR v1.3 clause 7.4.3.2 on the 19th February 2015. Suspension has been enacted in order for the fishery

11 ft Tiger shark said to be involved in latest fatal attack in La Reunion

11 ft Tiger shark said to be involved in latest fatal attack in La Reunion

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. February 2015 Local sources have released the identity of the young woman killed in a shark attack in the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion last saturday ( 14. Feb 2015 ). Twenty-two years old Talon Bishop died from ‘multiple bites’, one of which severed the femoral artery.

Reunion Island: Woman dies in shark attack at l’Etang Salé

Reunion Island: Woman dies in shark attack at l’Etang Salé

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 15. February 2015 On 14. February 2015 at around 6:40 pm, a young woman in her early 20’s was seriously injured in a shark attack in Reunion Island. The incident occurred while the victim was swimming with her friend close to shore at a beach in l’Etang Salé on

Unveiling the secrets of long-distance migration of tiger sharks

Unveiling the secrets of long-distance migration of tiger sharks

Media Release Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) 13. February 2015 ———————— Tiger sharks can migrate over very large distances ranging from the tropics to cool temperate waters, according to a new study by researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), the University of Western Australia (UWA), CSRIO Marine and Atmospheric Research and

Shark attack deaths down in 2014, UF says

Shark attack deaths down in 2014, UF says

News Release University of Florida 11. February 2015 ————————– Writer: Alisson Clark Source: George Burgess Three people died worldwide from shark attacks last year, far below the average of 6.3 deaths per year over the past decade, according to the International Shark Attack File report released by the University of Florida today. The U.S. had

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