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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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Countries Agree New Plan for Global Shark Conservation

Countries Agree New Plan for Global Shark Conservation

Government representatives from 50 countries have gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the first meeting of signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks concluded under the UN Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). Participants adopted a new conservation plan, which aims to catalyze regional initiatives to reduce threats to migratory sharks. Signatory...

Measures to protect oceanic whitetip shark in New Zealand

Measures to protect oceanic whitetip shark in New Zealand

Oceanic whitetip sharks are to get the same status as the great white shark, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson announced today. International research show the species is facing high risk of extinction. From early 2013 they will become fully protected under the Wildlife Act 1953, giving them the same protected status as great white shark...

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