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Four metre Great white shark caught in Tunisia

Four metre Great white shark caught in Tunisia

A Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ) was caught off the coast of Mahdia, the capital of Mahdia Governorate in Tunisia. According to local media reports (published on 19. Oct), the specimen measured about 5 metres in length and 2 tons in weight.

Western Australia to get first shark proof barrier

Western Australia to get first shark proof barrier

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett has announced that Western Australia’s first trial of a shark-proof beach enclosure will take place at Dunsborough this summer.

BC Dogfish Fishery Announces MSC Self-Suspension

BC Dogfish Fishery Announces MSC Self-Suspension

The B.C. Dogfish Hook and Line lndustry Association announces a 'self-suspension' of MSC fishery certificates (2) for the B. C. Hook and Line Spiny Dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) (also known as Squalus acanthias) fishery, effective from September 14, 2013, until further notice.

South Africa: Man killed in Shark Attack

South Africa: Man killed in Shark Attack

At approximately 11h30 (Friday, 11 October) NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a shark incident at Lower Point, next to Albatros Beach, Jeffreys Bay.

Butchered Basking Shark Seized in Italy

Butchered Basking Shark Seized in Italy

  The video was uploaded by ‘ Corpo forestale dello Stato ‘ on 07. October 2013. Staff of the Italian State Forestry Corps ( CFS, Corpo forestale dello Stato ) and the Maritime Fisheries Directorate have seized 680 kg of basking shark Cetorhinus maximus meat that was almost ready to be placed on the market

European Food Safety Alerts for Shark Products

European Food Safety Alerts for Shark Products

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 30. September 2013 EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed Notifications concerning shark products from 23. February 2012 to 11. September 2013 Thirty-four food safety notifications regarding shark products have been issued by member countries of the European Union since February 2012. Earlier notifications can be viewed in our

Israel: Shark bites man near Ashdod shores

Israel: Shark bites man near Ashdod shores

A 26-year-old worker of the Ashdod Port fishing cages was bitten by a shark on Sunday. The man was bitten at sea while putting his hand in the waters, and was rescued and taken to the port, where he received medical care by Magen David Adom emergency services.

Smalltooth sandtiger shark found washed up on French beach

Smalltooth sandtiger shark found washed up on French beach

Video uploaded by Reportage Tube on 24. September 2013. 21. September 2013: A dead smalltooth sandtiger shark ( Odontaspis ferox ) was found on the beach of Pénestin which is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France. The shark measured 3.24 metres in length and ca. 220 kg in weight. European

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

Twelve months before the entry into force of CITES regulations on shark and rays, the European Union approves a 1.2 million euro project to ensure their effective implementation. Brazil, China, Germany, Japan and the United States have also offered support and technical assistance.

Newly discovered tiger shark migration pattern might explain attacks near Hawaii

Newly discovered tiger shark migration pattern might explain attacks near Hawaii

The migration of mature female tiger sharks during late summer and fall to the main Hawaiian Islands, presumably to give birth, could provide insight into attacks in that area, according to a University of Florida scientist.

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013

The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 26. March 2013 Noteworthy Recent Shark Records From Mediterranean And Adjacent Waters. Thirty-eight noteworthy recent Elasmobranch records from Mediterranean and European waters ( reported from 23. March 2013 to 30. August 2013 ).

Fisherman bitten by Shark in Bay of Biscay

Fisherman bitten by Shark in Bay of Biscay

A 51-years old Basque fisherman was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a young shortfin mako shark that he had just caugh. On 26. August 2013, the Spanish longliner 'Gure Leire' reported a provoked shark bite incident.

Largest-Ever Study of the World’s Largest Fish

Largest-Ever Study of the World’s Largest Fish

The largest-ever scientific study of whale sharks — the world’s biggest fish — was published in the journal PLOS ONE Wednesday, Aug. 21 by Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and collaborators from Mexico. The study reveals the sharks’ international journeys and their relationship to the largest whale shark feeding hotspot known to science.

A new hammerhead shark species from the western Atlantic Ocean

A new hammerhead shark species from the western Atlantic Ocean

Sphyrna gilberti sp. nov., a new hammerhead shark (Carcharhiniformes, Sphyrnidae) from the western Atlantic Ocean

First documented catch of a Greenland shark in the Gulf of Mexico

First documented catch of a Greenland shark in the Gulf of Mexico

A Florida State University research ship has returned from its first extended voyage, collecting more than 400 fishes in the northeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine life.