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Mexico bans fishing for Great white sharks

Mexico bans fishing for Great white sharks

On January 27th 2014, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) has established a permanent ban on fishing for great white sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias) in Mexican waters. The related text was published today in the Official Gazette (DOF : 27/01/2014). A full copy of the original text ( in...

Smart Drumlines pass first test in Reunion Island

Smart Drumlines pass first test in Reunion Island

Smart Drumlines on test in Reunion Island: Pilot project regarded as success. Five sharks caught in two days. On January 14th, the experimental phase of the fishing project ‘CapRequins’ has been launched in Reunion Island. ...

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group...

White sharks can live for 70 years and longer

White sharks can live for 70 years and longer

Adult white sharks, also known as great whites, may live far longer than previously thought, according to a new study that used radiocarbon dating to determine age estimates for white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. ...

NZ Shark finning ban to be in force sooner

NZ Shark finning ban to be in force sooner

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today confirmed the Government’s decision to ban shark finning and have tightened the timetable in response to 45,300 submissions on the National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. ...

Drum lines to be set at eight Western Australian beach locations

Drum lines to be set at eight Western Australian beach locations

The State Government will begin deploying baited drum lines at eight popular Western Australian beach locations in the new year to protect beachgoers from dangerous sharks deemed to be a threat to humans. ...

Shark fishers back the Greens in condemning drum lines

Shark fishers back the Greens in condemning drum lines

The Greens say details in today’s shark capture tender released by the Premier’s office reveal even further cracks in the poorly crafted strategy to make WA beaches safe this summer.

New measures to combat WA shark risks

New measures to combat WA shark risks

New measures have been announced to address public safety and help mitigate the risk sharks pose to water users. The new measures include setting baited drum lines to catch large sharks along heavily used beaches in the metropolitan area and the South-West. The drum lines will be deployed 24 hours a day initially from...

Kayak fisherman dies after shark attack off South Maui

Kayak fisherman dies after shark attack off South Maui

A kayak fisherman died Monday after being bitten by a shark beyond Makena on South Maui, Hawaii. Dec 02, 2013 The identity of the male victim was not released as of Monday afternoon, according to Hawaii News Now and other reports. Officials closed area beaches until at least noon Tuesday. Maui County issued a statement explaining...

AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales.

AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales.

18-year-old man killed by shark at Campbells Beach AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales. The man died after losing both legs in the shark attack just before 2pm. The man, who was surfing off Campbells Beach about 8km north of Coffs Harbour,...

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