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Great white shark killed in Mozambique – Updated

Great white shark killed in Mozambique – Updated

According to social media reports, this juvenile great white shark was killed and finned by fishermen in Guinjata, Inhambane Province / Mozambique.

United States to support Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

United States to support Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

U.S. to Support Trade Restrictions on Five Shark Species and All Manta Rays at International Wildlife Trade Meeting Information on Marine Species Proposals: Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead, Great Hammerhead, Smooth Hammerhead, Porbeagle Shark and Manta Rays

New study shows small cookiecutter shark feeds on flesh of great white

New study shows small cookiecutter shark feeds on flesh of great white

Researchers have discovered the great white shark, one of the most feared ocean predators, can occasionally become prey for the mysterious cookiecutter shark, a lone predator one-tenth its size.

UN Advisory Panel Recommendations on Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

UN Advisory Panel Recommendations on Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

Last year, we already reported about the submitted six proposals to list ten species of elasmobranch fish ( five shark- and five ray-species ) in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). See Here

Fishing drives the loss of shark and ray populations in the Adriatic Sea

Fishing drives the loss of shark and ray populations in the Adriatic Sea

According to a JRC co-authored article published today in Nature Scientific Reports, the shark and ray communities in the Adriatic Sea have been highly depleted in recent years, with fishing being a key driver of the decline.

Western Australia issues order to kill great white shark

Western Australia issues order to kill great white shark

Department of Fisheries officers have set shark capture gear in the State’s south west after repeated shark sightings indicated there was an imminent threat to water users in the popular beach, surfing and diving areas around Bunker Bay.

Notes on Sharks recently recorded from the Mediterranean and European Region

Notes on Sharks recently recorded from the Mediterranean and European Region

Twenty-seven recent noteworthy Elasmobranch Records from the Mediterranean and European Region ( recorded from 30. September 2012 to 06. January 2013 ).

Port St Johns’s “beach of death”

Port St Johns’s “beach of death”

Port St Johns’s “beach of death” when 20-year-old Liya Sibili, of Gauteng, was attacked and killed by a shark while swimming at the notorious Second Beach.

South Australia updates rules on metropolitan shark fishing

South Australia updates rules on metropolitan shark fishing

Update to metropolitan shark fishing rules. PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has announced changes to the gear restrictions currently affecting shark fishing along the metropolitan coastline.

Cook Islands Creates Sanctuary for Sharks

Cook Islands Creates Sanctuary for Sharks

The Pew Environment Group applauds the Cook Islands for its decision to ban the possession, sale, and trade of shark products and end commercial shark fishing in more than 1.9 million square kilometers (756,000 square miles) of ocean.

Great White Shark shot by fisherman in Tunisia

Great White Shark shot by fisherman in Tunisia

Tunisian fishermen shoot and kill a great white shark off the coast of Sousse, located ca. 140 km south of the capital Tunis. I assume that these are commercial tuna fishermen. According to the poster, the incident occurred on December 3rd, 2012.

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...

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