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Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 11.04.2017 Date: reported on 06th of April 2017 Location: Agia Galini, Crete Island, Greece. Species: Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Size: said to be up to 7 metres in length. Sources: e-mesara and Eπιλεκτικά Selectively (video embedded below). The specimen was found entangled in a fishing net in the Gulf of

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 01. April 2017 Please find below the short report on two recent catches of thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf (located in the Aegean Sea off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Greece). 1st Specimen : Date: reported on 21st of March 2017 Location: Nea Kios, Peloponnese, Greece Species: Bigeye

Video: Great white shark caught in Al Hoceima, Morocco

Video: Great white shark caught in Al Hoceima, Morocco

This footage was uploaded by AlbahrTV on 23rd of March 2017. It shows a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) that was allegedly caught in the waters between Al Hoceima and Nador in Morocco. An additional short video-clip can be watched HERE, and photos HERE.  

Saving lives with eyes in the sky

Saving lives with eyes in the sky

Press Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Regional Water Minister for Trade and Industry 08. March 2017 – — — — — — — — — — The NSW Government’s summer drone and helicopter surveillance programs have highlighted their effectiveness in reducing the risk of shark attacks on NSW beaches. NSW Minister

Shipments of dried shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Shipments of dried shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Press Release Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) 06. March 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Shipments of suspected scheduled dried shark fins seized by AFCD A joint operation was mounted between the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and the Customs and Excise Department against illegal importation of shark

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 21. February 2017 A bodyboarder has died this morning after being bit by a shark off Reunion Island. According to local authorities, the 26-years old victim (Alexandre N.) was bitten on his abdomen and left arm. The water conditions were said to be murky. The incident occurred shortly after 9am

NZ: DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

NZ: DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

Media Release DOC Department of Conservation 23. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — DOC has reissued temporary permits for shark cage diving operators off Rakiura/Stewart Island. DOC’s Southern South Island Operations Director Allan Munn says DOC wasn’t in a position to grant the new applications before the

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

Press Release NSW Department of Industry 01. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — Shark bite – Elizabeth Beach, Forster – 1 December 2016 Please attribute the following statement to a spokesperson for the Department of Primary Industries. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is assisting NSW Surf Life

AUS: Exemption granted for NSW shark net trial

AUS: Exemption granted for NSW shark net trial

Media Release The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy 16. November 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — The Federal Government has granted the NSW Government an exemption under national environment law to conduct a 12 month shark net trial on the NSW north coast

Spearfishermen convicted for harming Greynurse Shark

Spearfishermen convicted for harming Greynurse Shark

Media Release NSW Department of Industry, Australia 08. September 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — Two spearfishermen have been convicted for harming a critically endangered Greynurse Shark at Mona Vale in Sydney following a citizen-assisted investigation. One of the men returned from overseas to face Manly Local Court

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, July 8 to August 25, 2016

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, July 8 to August 25, 2016

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 22 through July 28, 2016 FRANKLIN COUNTY Officers Nelson, Robb and Miller were working complaints of shark finning in St. George Island State Park, and while Officers Nelson and Robb were on foot patrol they observed an individual catch

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 29. August 2016 On Saturday (August 27th) shortly after 5 pm, a young man , aged 21, was attacked by a shark while surfing at the beach of Boucan-Canot on Réunion Island. It is reported that the victim suffered major injuries (left arm and right foot severed). He was

CITES Secretariat recommends rejection of thresher shark and Ocellate river stingray proposals

CITES Secretariat recommends rejection of thresher shark and Ocellate river stingray proposals

Proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties Johannesburg (South Africa), 24 September – 5 October 2016 — — — — —   Official list (only related to sharks and rays) and recommendations by the CITES Secretariat :   Species covered by the Proposal: Carcharhinus falciformis (Silky

ESA Listing Not Warranted for Porbeagle Sharks

ESA Listing Not Warranted for Porbeagle Sharks

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Docket No. 150122069-6596-02 RIN 0648-XD74 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petitions To List Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/01/2016 ACTION: Notice; 12 Month Finding And Availability Of

GNPD begins tagging tiger sharks in Galapagos for 2016

GNPD begins tagging tiger sharks in Galapagos for 2016

News Release Galapagos Conservancy 18. July 2016 — — — — — — — Last week, rangers from the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), in coordination with the Charles Darwin Foundation, began satellite tagging tiger sharks in the central areas of the Archipelago. At sites known for having a high presence of tiger sharks, such

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