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Noteworthy Recent Shark Records From Mediterranean And Adjacent Waters

Noteworthy Recent Shark Records From Mediterranean And Adjacent Waters

The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous posts from 06. January 2013 Notes on Sharks recently recorded from the Mediterranean and European Region. Twenty-nine notable recent shark records from Mediterranean and adjacent waters ( reported from 06. January 2013 to 25. March 2013 ).

Cape Town begins exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach

Cape Town begins exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach

The City of Cape Town commenced its exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach today, 22 March 2013, in accordance with the permit conditions set out by the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Environmental Affairs. The decision was made to commence the trial today as weather conditions proved to be ideal for the...

New research shows white sharks have a larger appetite than originally thought

New research shows white sharks have a larger appetite than originally thought

A ground-breaking new study challenges popular assumptions about the feeding behaviour of the world's largest predatory fish, the white shark. The research, which has been published in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports, suggests that white sharks may have much higher energy needs than previously thought.

Mediterranean and Black Sea sharks risk extinction

Mediterranean and Black Sea sharks risk extinction

Shark populations in the Mediterranean and Black Sea have dropped dramatically over the last two centuries and now risk extinction, with serious implications for the region's entire marine ecosystem and food chains, according to a new FAO study.

Shark kills Fisherman off southern Jamaica

Shark kills Fisherman off southern Jamaica

A huge Tiger Shark today attacked and killed a 68 year old Westmoreland fisherman in Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine. It’s reported that George Facey was fishing in an area called Red Light Pillikin, some 18 miles from the Old Harbour Bay coastline when the incident happened.

California: Fishing Industry Joins Legal Battle Against Shark Fin Ban

California: Fishing Industry Joins Legal Battle Against Shark Fin Ban

On March 4, 2013 the Sustainable Fisheries Association (SFA), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization representing New England Atlantic spiny dogfish shark processors, joined a California legal battle arguing that a state law banning the sale and transport of shark fins is both wasteful and unconstitutional.

UPDATED – CITES Accepts Proposals to Regulate Trade of Seven Shark and Manta Species

UPDATED – CITES Accepts Proposals to Regulate Trade of Seven Shark and Manta Species

Today, CITES members have voted on four proposals to list five species of sharks ( Oceanic whitetip shark, three hammerhead species, and porbeagle shark ) and two species of Manta rays under Appendix II of the Convention. All proposals have been accepted by meeting the required two-third majority of the votes cast.

2.7 Million Sharks Caught By U.S. Recreational Fishermen in 2011

2.7 Million Sharks Caught By U.S. Recreational Fishermen in 2011

U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $199 billion in sales and supported 1.7 million jobs in the nation’s economy in 2011, according to a new economic report released by NOAA’s Fisheries Service.

CITES Members Decide Against Transparency of Voting

CITES Members Decide Against Transparency of Voting

CITES 'Committee I' has begun its discussion on Shark- / Ray- Proposals.The first important decision has been made : Due to opposition mainly by China, the proposals to improve transparency of voting and the use of secret ballots were REJECTED.

CITES CoP Host Country Disagrees with Shark Proposals

CITES CoP Host Country Disagrees with Shark Proposals

Govt draws the line on shark, manta ray listing Published by the Bangkok Post, 06. March 2013 Wimol says protection will hurt Thai fishing The Department of Fisheries is unhappy with a proposal by the United States and South American nations to put sharks and manta rays on Cites’s protection list to control international trade

Mystery sharks off Rottnest shed new light on species

Mystery sharks off Rottnest shed new light on species

News Release The University of Western Australia 28. February 2013 ———————— The discovery of two sharks never seen before in Australian waters is set to re-write scientists’ understanding of the species. Shark biologist Ryan Kempster, of The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute, said the rare sharks were caught off Rottnest Island two years ago

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Brisbane Times February 27, 2013 New Zealand police shot at a shark which attacked and killed a person at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach on Wednesday afternoon. St John ambulance confirmed the person had died. Their body had been pulled from the water. Witnesses said police shot at the shark during the rescue attempt and it had

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

On February 9th, Zohar Kritzer was seriously wounded by a shark while scuba diving in Bora Bora. It's a small island that belongs to the Leeward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia.

New research on migratory behavior of oceanic whitetip sharks can help shape conservation strategies

New research on migratory behavior of oceanic whitetip sharks can help shape conservation strategies

News Release The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science 20. February 2013 ———————— Some sharks spend extended time periods in the protected waters of The Bahamas yet roam long distances when they leave. STONY BROOK, NY, February 20, 2013 – As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in

South Australia: Fisherman convicted for exceeding shark catch limits

South Australia: Fisherman convicted for exceeding shark catch limits

A commercial fisher has been convicted and fined for a series of fisheries offences, including 20 counts of exceeding School and Gummy Shark trip limits. Alan John Robertson of Cape Jervis, pleaded guilty in Port Lincoln Magistrates Court in early February, and was convicted for exceeding catch limits as well as five counts of using a vessel not endorsed...