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Shark Fishing Vessel captured in Galapagos

Shark Fishing Vessel captured in Galapagos

22 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. The Galapagos National Park’s website is reporting that at least 357 sharks were found in the hold of the fishing vessel ‘ FER MARY I ‘, which was operating illegally in the Marine Reserve of the Galapagos Islands. On 18th July, the boat was intercepted southeast of Genovesa Island,

Vessel seen landing shark fins in Nicaragua Fins then imported into Costa Rica

Vessel seen landing shark fins in Nicaragua Fins then imported into Costa Rica

Press Release by PRETOMA. July 20, 2011 – San José, Costa Rica. According to reports published in the Nicaraguan press (La Prensa, Monday July 18, page 4a), an unidentified foreign vessel landed between 4 and 8 tons of shark fins in Puerto Sandino, which were then exported to Costa Rica.  The denouncement was made by

Longfin Mako Shark killed in Alabama Tournament

Longfin Mako Shark killed in Alabama Tournament

21 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. A few days ago, we reported that three specimens of the federally protected sandbar shark were killed on the first day (July 15) of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo ( see here ). Now the same source is reporting that a longfin mako was caught and killed during

Discussion paper for Grey Nurse Shark Protection in NSW Australia

Discussion paper for Grey Nurse Shark Protection in NSW Australia

Published in May 2011 by NSW  Government – Department of Primary Industries. This discussion paper has been prepared to form the basis for community consultation on the future of grey nurse shark protection arrangements in NSW. The paper reviews the conservation history and status of grey nurse sharks and sets out some of the current

Shark bites 5 year old girl off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina USA

Shark bites 5 year old girl off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina USA

Shark bites 5-year-old off Ocracoke Island A five-year-old is hospitalized following a shark attack off Ocracoke Island, according to Hyde County authorities. Emergency crews responded to a shark bite call just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Hyde County Deputy Emergency Services Director, Brian Carter, said in a news release, “Bystanders described what appeared to be a

Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems

Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems

News Release by Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego. Thursday, July 14, 2011. Scripps scientists part of research team studying cascading effects on ecosystems The decline of large predators and other “apex consumers” at the top of the food chain has disrupted ecosystems all over the planet, according to a review of

Shark bites Boy in Texas Shawn Hamilton

Shark bites Boy in Texas  Shawn Hamilton

19 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. On 07 July 2011, 14-year-old Shawn Hamilton was bitten by a shark during a family fishing trip at Mustang Island.     It’s a barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Nueces County, Texas. The teenager was standing in waist-deep water and fishing with a live croaker for bait when the

CITES Sharks on the Agenda of the 25th Meeting of the Animals Committee

CITES Sharks on the Agenda of the 25th Meeting of the Animals Committee

19 July 2011 Twenty-fifth meeting of the Animals Committee Geneva (Switzerland), 18-22 July 2011   Links to PDF-Downloads : Conservation and management of sharks Report on the implementation of NPOA-Sharks and regional plans, and on relevant information from the range States. Annex 2 (in the language in which the documents were submitted): Annex 2 –

Great White Shark breaches into Research Boat in South Africa

Great White Shark breaches into Research Boat in South Africa

18 July 2011. Press Release published by ‘ Nosy Basset – Sunshine Coast Online ‘ Oceans Research Team gets a little too close for comfort Mossel Bay, 18 July, 2011: The Oceans Research team, a marine research organisation working in Mossel Bay, got the surprise of a lifetime today when a 3 meter great white

California Anglers catch 11 foot shortfin mako shark

California Anglers catch 11 foot shortfin mako shark

18 July 2011. On 17 July 2011, four fishermen from Orange County took the lead in this year’s Channel Islands Mako Shark Tournament by catching a huge shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) near Oxnard. The specimen measured 11 feet long and weighed in at 860 pounds. The team, captained by Chad Compton of La Mirada, reeled

18-foot shark sighting in Massachusetts

18-foot shark sighting in Massachusetts

July 15, 2011. Beachgoers urged to avoid areas with seals, which are a favorite meal of sharks. WCVB reports.    

Shark Species Gains First Regional Protection in Eastern Pacific Ocean

Shark Species Gains First Regional Protection in Eastern Pacific Ocean

This is an update on the previous (30 June) article : ‘Oceanic Whitetip Sharks Caught In Tuna Fisheries’ 11 July 2011 Joanna Benn, PEW Environment Group. The Pew Environment Group applauds a decision reached on the final day of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) meeting to protect oceanic whitetips, the first shark species accorded

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.