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2011 Shark Scramble Tournament in Canada

2011 Shark Scramble Tournament in Canada

Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada . Date: 17. – 20. August 2011. 122 anglers participated in the tournament, 13 fishermen more than in the previous year. A total of 39 sharks were landed: 37 blue sharks, 2 mako sharks (previous year: 42 sharks). Here is a video (link) of the event. Tournament Result: 1st Place:

Porbeagle Shark sold at Dutch Auction

Porbeagle Shark sold at Dutch Auction

Date: reported on 17. August 2011. Location: The Hague, Netherlands. Species: Porbeagle shark ( Lamna nasus ). Size: 135 kg (ca. 298 lb) in weight. The shark was auctioned at a fish market in Scheveningen. A short time ago, another porbeagle was offered at the same market . Both specimens had been captured in the

Second shark attack reported in Russia

Second shark attack reported in Russia

VLADIVOSTOK,  18 August 2011 (RIA Novosti) A shark mauled a teenager in Russia’s Far East in the second shark attack near the Russian coast of the Sea of Japan in 24 hours, a local emergencies ministry spokesman said on Thursday. He said the shark attacked the 16 year old on Thursday near Zheltukhin Island. The

Teenager catches record sized blue shark

Teenager catches record sized blue shark

Shark Year Magazine, 18 August 2011. Fifteen-year-old Ethan Lynch may have broken a state record by catching a huge blue shark (Prionace glauca) off Newburyport in Essex County, Massachusetts. The impressive catch measured 12 foot long and weighed 458 pounds. The Massachusetts state’s current record-holder was 454 pounds and caught in 1996. Ethan was on

Second Fatal Shark Attack in Seychelles

Second Fatal Shark Attack in Seychelles

Honeymoon Briton killed by shark 16th August 2011, Southend Standard. A British national has been killed in a suspected shark attack in the Seychelles. The Foreign Office confirmed the death of a Briton on the islands where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently had their honeymoon. The Daily Telegraph reported that the 30-year-old victim

Study of juvenile hammerhead nursery grounds begins in Costa Rica

Study of juvenile hammerhead nursery grounds begins in Costa Rica

Mision Tiburon begins study of juvenile hammerhead nursery grounds in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica MigraMar, 15 August 2011. In June 2011, Mision Tiburon, one of the Costa Rican partners of Migramar, placed ten ultrasonic tags on juvenile hammerheads in Golfo Dulce, and installed three receivers in a key nursery ground This tagging expedition is part

Sixgill Shark netted in Turkey

Sixgill Shark netted in Turkey

Date: reported on 15 August 2011. Location: Alanya, Antalya Province,Turkey. Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus). Size: said to be 2.5 metres in length. You can see a video of the catch in our Video Section ( here ). Source: mynet haber .

Shark bitten body found in Brazil

Shark bitten body found in Brazil

Shark Year Magazine, 15 August 2011. On August 1, lifeguards have found the shark-bitten body of 14-year-old Gabriel Alves dos Santos who went missing while swimming at Pina beach on July 31. The boy disappeared near the site where his body was found. On the day of his disappearance, the fire department filed this incident

Whale shark washed up on beach in Taiwan

Whale shark washed up on beach in Taiwan

Date: 23 July 2011. Location: Dawu,Taitung County, Taiwan. Species: Whale shark, female ( Rhincodon typus ). Size: 5.28 metres in total length. The shark was found stranded on a beach and transported to the National Museum of Marine Biology in Pingtung. There is video of the specimen in our Video Section (here) . Source and

Whale Shark Served in Chinese Restaurant

Whale Shark Served in Chinese Restaurant

9 August 2011, Spitsnieuws. A Chinese seafood restaurant had a complete whale shark on the menu. The 5.8 metre long shark was dragged into the kitchen by 50 employees. According to the owner of the Wanzi Port Restaurant in Zhenjiang, the whale shark was found ‘washed up’ on the beach and he bought it for

Outcast Mega Shark Tournament 2011

Outcast Mega Shark Tournament 2011

Date: 4 – 7 August 2011. Location: Palafox Pier & Yacht Harbor, Pensacola, Florida. Tournament Shark Catches: Species: Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Weight: 874.8 pounds ( photo ). Angler: Chase Jackson. Boat: Reel Chase. Species: Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Weight: 787.6 pounds  ( video ). Angler: Jacob Matlock. Boat: All R Nothing. Species: Tiger shark

Great White Shark caught in Adriatic Sea

Great White Shark caught in Adriatic Sea

Date: reported on 05 August 2011. Location: Bar, Montenegro. Species: Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ). Size: said to be 2,17 metres in length. The shark was accidentally caught in a fishing net about 30 km off shore. Source: vijesti.me . Photo Credit: Anto Baković.      

Oceana Calls on U.S. to Ban Shark Products from Countries with Weaker Regulations

Oceana Calls on U.S. to Ban Shark Products from Countries with Weaker Regulations

Press Release by Oceana, Oceana Calls on U.S. Government to Ban Import of Shark Products from Countries with Insufficient Shark Protections. Shark Conservation Act Allows U.S. to Take Action against Countries with Weaker Shark Conservation Regulations, Including China, Japan and Indonesia. August 1, 2011 Washington, D.C. Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to

Delaware reminds anglers of new shark regulations

Delaware reminds anglers of new shark regulations

News Release by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). DNREC Fish & Wildlife Agents, State Park Rangers remind ocean anglers of new shark regulations DOVER (July 26, 2011) To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources, DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife

Jump the shark – Chatham Massachusetts

Jump the shark – Chatham Massachusetts

27 Jul 2011. When Erik Jacobs came face to face with a giant shark, he says the spirit of the sea inspired him to jump in for a closer look.  But as you can see in the video, when Jacobs got close to the 20-foot basking shark off the coast of Chatham, common sense quickly

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