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2 La. men admit illegally fishing for shark fins

2 La. men admit illegally fishing for shark fins

2 La. men admit illegally fishing for shark fins  Published 2:05 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to a Louisiana fishing violation after authorities said fins from hundreds of sharks were found aboard their vessel. Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 37-year-old Rick Nguyen of

WA Shark hazard guidelines now in place

WA Shark hazard guidelines now in place

Department of Fisheries operational guidelines that give effect to the WA Government’s ‘imminent threat’ policy to deal with significant shark hazards are now in place. Director General Stuart Smith said the guidelines (pdf) provided a framework for assessing the threat posed by a shark and, if required, acting to take a shark.

Fatal Shark Attack in Mexico

Fatal Shark Attack in Mexico

Altata, Navolato: Media reported today that 32-year-old lifeguard Cárdenas García was attacked by a shark at 11:40am off the Nuevo Altata beach after cutting rope that had entangled him in high waves.

EU Shark finning loopholes closed

EU Shark finning loopholes closed

MEPs removed exceptions to the EU ban on "shark finning" - i.e. cutting off fins and dumping carcasses at sea - in a vote on Thursday. These exceptions required fishermen to keep carcases on board, but they made the ban difficult to enforce, as by allowing boats to land fins and bodies at different ports, they made it hard...

ICCAT 2012: Good News for Tuna, Less so for Sharks

ICCAT 2012: Good News for Tuna, Less so for Sharks

Agadir, Morocco - This year’s meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has been a tale of two giants of the open ocean: tunas and sharks, with contrasting outcomes for each.

Taiwan: Fishermen catch a third Great white shark off East Coast

Taiwan: Fishermen catch a third Great white shark off East Coast

According to Taiwanese media reports, fishermen have caught another great white shark off the island's east coast. The specimen marks the third capture of an adult white shark in Taiwan since late October.

Another Great White Shark caught off Taiwan

Another Great White Shark caught off Taiwan

Fishermen have netted another great white shark off the eastern coast of Taiwan. This happened last Friday (November 2nd) in the waters of the Fengbin Township in Hualien County.

New Study Reveals Alarming Declines in Pacific Shark Populations

New Study Reveals Alarming Declines in Pacific Shark Populations

Press Release Shark Advocates International 31. October 2012 ———————— NOUMEA, New Caledonia, —  Research published today in the journal Conservation Biology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the status of Pacific shark populations to date.  The paper, authored by Dr. Shelley Clarke and a team from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in New Caledonia,

Second shark attack off California coast

Second shark attack off California coast

Second shark attack off California coast. On 10-30-2012, approximately 12:00 p.m., Cal Fire received a 911 call from a citizen who advised a surfer had been bitten by a shark at the North Jetty while surfing

Huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia

Huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia

Report on a huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia. Recent records on an adult great white shark from Taiwan ( Specimen No.1 ) and a juvenile whale shark from southern Fujian province in China ( Specimen No. 2 ).

Man reportedly dead in shark attack near Surf Beach – UPDATE

Man reportedly dead in shark attack near Surf Beach – UPDATE

Man reportedly dead in shark attack near Surf Beach A 38-year-old man is reportedly dead after what authorities are calling a likely shark attack at Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning. Emergency crews responded to Surf Beach on the base this morning for a report of an unresponsive man. Details are sketchy, but crews reportedly

Calgary City one step closer to banning shark fin soup

Calgary City one step closer to banning shark fin soup

Calgary City council has formally passed a by-law to ban shark fin products. The council agreed, voting 11-3 in favour of a ban, but the rule won't be enforced any time soon. The first reading of the by-law passed, but second and third readings of the ban are expected to happen in January until they have gathered more information....

CITES Meeting 2013: Greater International Protection proposed for 10 Shark and Ray Species

CITES Meeting 2013: Greater International Protection proposed for 10 Shark and Ray Species

International Wildlife Treaty tables Proposals for the next Conference of the Parties (CoP16) in Bangkok, March 2013. Five Shark Species and five Ray Species may get Greater International Protection.

Great White Shark filmed in New Caledonia

Great White Shark filmed in New Caledonia

Video uploaded by rémi Fasquel on 30. September 2012 : A group of spearfishermen encountered a great white shark Carcharodon carcharias, estimated to be at least 4,50 metres in length, off the south-western coast of New Caledonia. The incident occurred at a place called "fausse passe" in the waters of the Dumbéa commune, about 200 metres outside the reef.

White shark diets vary with age and among individuals

White shark diets vary with age and among individuals

White sharks, the largest predatory sharks in the ocean, are thought of as apex predators that feed primarily on seals and sea lions. But a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows surprising variability in the dietary preferences of individual sharks.

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