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CMS: Proposal for Inclusion of Giant Manta Ray in Appendix I and II

CMS: Proposal for Inclusion of Giant Manta Ray in Appendix I and II

Conference of the Parties to CMS November 2011, Bergen, Norway. the Government of Ecuador has submitted the following proposal for amendment

Protected Sharks disallowed in Alabama Tournament – Sandbar sharks

Protected Sharks disallowed in Alabama Tournament – Sandbar sharks

16 July 2011 The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is currently taking place on Dauphin Island. This event is considered as one of the oldest and largest multi-species saltwater tournament in the country. According to al.com, three of the seven sharks brought to scales on Friday ( 15 July ) were disallowed because they were

Basking Shark caught in Norway

Basking Shark caught in Norway

Date: 09 July 2011. Location: Brenngam, Finnmark, Norway. Species: Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus). Size: reported to be 10 metres in length. The shark was accidentally caught in a salmon net. Source: finnmarken.no Photo Credit: Arild Olsen.    

Louisiana: Commercial Fishing for Large Coastal Sharks Closed

Louisiana: Commercial Fishing for Large Coastal Sharks Closed

State of Louisiana, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Press Release 14 July 2011. Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced commercial fishing for large coastal sharks will close in Louisiana waters on July 17, 2011, at 11:30 p.m. This closure was made by LDWF Secretary Robert Barham under the authority given by

Japan: Shark Cull in Okinawa

Japan: Shark Cull in Okinawa

In early July, a shark cull took place in the waters of the Yaeyama Islands. Yaeyama Fishery Cooperative caught 87 sharks with a total weight of approximately 11 tons

Florida Visitor attacked by a shark off Grand Bahama

Florida Visitor attacked by a shark off Grand Bahama

Submitted by Royal Bahamas Police Force Wednesday, 13 July 2011 This afternoon, Wednesday 13th July, 2011, a 54 year old resident of Florida, a visitor to the island is hospitalised after being attacked by a shark shortly before 1:00pm today in waters off Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. Initial reports are that the American was diving

Shark Video Caught on Tape: Kayak Fishermen Battle Thresher Shark off California

Shark Video Caught on Tape: Kayak Fishermen Battle Thresher Shark off California

ABC News 13 July 2011. Two California fisherman video tape their struggle to reel in a prize catch.  

Largetooth Sawfish Declared an Endangered Species

Largetooth Sawfish Declared an Endangered Species

Press Release by Shark Advocates International. WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 U.S. government will grant strong protection for rare shark-like ray. Shark Advocates International is applauding the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) decision to list largetooth sawfish (Pristisperotteti) under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). Largetooth sawfish occur in coastal waters and rivers in Mexico, Central

Grey nurse shark conservation review underway in New South Wales Australia

Grey nurse shark conservation review underway in New South Wales Australia

ABC NEWS July 12, 2011 A review of grey nurse shark protection moves to Coffs Harbour today, Tuesday July 12, 2011. The O’Farrell government has revoked fishing bans off South West Rocks and rolled-back management zones in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The department of Primary Industries’ Sarah Fairfull says more review sessions are at

France: Dead Hammerhead Shark found in Mediterranean Sea

France: Dead Hammerhead Shark found in Mediterranean Sea

12 July 2011 According to the French media, the carcass of a big hammerhead shark (Sphyrna spp.) was found on the shore of a small cove at Cap Corse, a 40 km long peninsula located at the northern part of Corsica Island. The badly decomposed shark, which was reported to be 4 metres in length,

Australia Shark Alert ! 2.5 m Bull Shark caught in Noosa Waters canals

Australia Shark Alert ! 2.5 m Bull Shark caught in Noosa Waters canals

11th July 2011. Shark alert! Authorities are trying to catch up to 4 monster bull sharks trapped in a highly prestigious canal estate at Noosa.        

California Academy of Sciences researchers worry about shark population in the Philippines

California Academy of Sciences researchers worry about shark population in the Philippines

Please see the related article in our News Section ( New Shark Species Discovered in Philippines ).  

Taiwan fishermen to be asked to bring in sharks intact

Taiwan fishermen to be asked to bring in sharks intact

10 July 2011 By Jamie Wang, Focus Taiwan News Channel. Taiwan will next year become the first Asian country to ban fishermen from bringing in dismembered sharks, as part of efforts to prevent finning, a local report said Sunday. Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency (FA) under the Council of Agriculture expects to implement a new regulation to

Shark Fishing in Ecuador

Shark Fishing in Ecuador

08 July 2011, GALAPAGOS BLOG. In 2007 President Rafael Correa overturned the law prohibiting the sale of shark fins and shark meat making it legal for fishermen who “accidently” catch sharks while conducting other fishing activity.  As a result thousands of sharks are killed each year and sold to Hong Kong or other parts of Asia

Shark News Video: Teenager treated for suspected shark attack in Colombia

Shark News Video: Teenager treated for suspected shark attack in Colombia

Please see the related article in our News Section (HERE).    

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