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Mauritius ready to prepare National Plan of Action to protect sharks

Mauritius ready to prepare National Plan of Action to protect sharks

Press Release Republic of Mauritius 22. December 2015 ——————— National Plan of Action for the conservation and management of sharks is in preparation A National Plan of Action (NPOA) for the conservation and management of sharks, is being prepared, in line with the International Plan of Action for Sharks of the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago

Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 22. December 2015 In the late afternoon of Monday (Dec.21), a man suffered severe injuries in a shark attack at Fernando de Noronha. It’s a small archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, located over 350 km (220 miles) offshore from the coast of Pernambuco in Brazil. The victim, a 33-years

CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly

CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly

Press Release Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 15. December 2015 —————— CITES shark listings capacity building efforts recognised by UN General Assembly in annual resolution on Sustainable Fisheries Geneva, 15 December 2015 – The resolution on Sustainable Fisheries1 (A/70/L.19) adopted unanimously on 8 December by the 70th

Suspected Hammerhead Shark Fins Seized By Hong Kong Customs

Suspected Hammerhead Shark Fins Seized By Hong Kong Customs

Press Release Hong Kong SAR Government News 14. December 2015 ————– Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dried shark fins of Sphyrnidae at airport Hong Kong Customs seized about 16 kilograms of suspected dried shark fins of Sphyrnidae, an endangered species, and arrested a man at Hong Kong International Airport today (December 14). Customs officers intercepted

New Shark Enclosures for two Beaches in Reunion Island

New Shark Enclosures for two Beaches in Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 09. December 2015 The authorities in Reunion Island have designated the beaches of Boucan Canot and Roches Noires as locations for new seabed-to-surface barriers that are supposed to protect people by preventing sharks from entering the enclosed area. The two beaches are located in the commune of Saint-Paul on

NOAA: 12-Month Finding for 7 Foreign Elasmobranch Species Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: 12-Month Finding for 7 Foreign Elasmobranch Species Under the Endangered Species Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648–XE184   Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding for 7 Foreign Species of Elasmobranchs Under the Endangered Species Act A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/07/2015 Agency: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS),

Texas: Coast Guard saves 50 sharks caught illegally off South Padre Island

Texas: Coast Guard saves 50 sharks caught illegally off South Padre Island

News Release U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Corpus Christi 02. December 2015 —————– CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard freed 50 living sharks and two tripletail Tuesday, from illegal longline gear and gill net that was found about 400 yards offshore, near South Padre Island. Five dead sharks were also caught in the illegal fishing

New Zealand: DOC tightens controls on shark cage diving

New Zealand: DOC tightens controls on shark cage diving

Media Release Department of Conservation, New Zealand 01. December 2015 —————– DOC has tightened permit conditions for commercial shark cage diving on Stewart Island/Rakiura and will increase monitoring. The shark cage diving season begins today. DOC says it will continue watching the two cage diving operators on Stewart Island to ensure the activity is not

Drones and smart drum lines to be trialled at northern NSW beaches

Drones and smart drum lines to be trialled at northern NSW beaches

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 25. November 2015 —————————– First Shark Technology Trial Underway Drones will be trialled and aerial surveillance boosted on the North Coast as the NSW Government fast tracks the rollout of its world-first $16 million shark strategy. Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair

Rare speartooth sharks caught and tagged

Rare speartooth sharks caught and tagged

News Release Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ( CSIRO ) 11. November 2015 ———————- The first ever adult Speartooth Sharks have been caught and satellite tagged by CSIRO scientists working in remote Cape York. The elusive shark species – listed as critically endangered – was discovered in the Bizant River on the eastern side

NSW: Man bitten by shark while surfing at East Ballina

NSW: Man bitten by shark while surfing at East Ballina

Media Release NSW Police Force 11. November 2015 ——————— Injured surfer flown to hospital for surgery – East Ballina The man seriously injured while surfing at East Ballina yesterday has been flown to Gold Coast University Hospital for surgery. About 6.25pm (Tuesday 10 November 2015), emergency services responded to reports of a 20-year-old man who

State and County Officials Address Hawaii Shark Incidents

State and County Officials Address Hawaii Shark Incidents

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 29. October 2015 ——————– Makaha Incident Prompts Safety Reminders & Accurate Information State, City & County and Shark Researchers Release the Latest With a ten-year old boy in the hospital recovering from injuries, from what is thought to be the 7th human/shark encounter this year,

Massive great white shark caught in Tunisia, Oct 2015

Massive great white shark caught in Tunisia, Oct 2015

According to local media sources, a rare shark catch was recently made in the Mediterranean Sea. The video was uploaded by the ‘Tunisia News Network’ (TNN). This huge great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was reportedly caught by a fisherman in Tunisia. On 28. October 2015, the estimated 2.200 kg shark was landed in Sousse which

South Africa: Surfer injured in Western Cape shark incident

South Africa: Surfer injured in Western Cape shark incident

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 25. October 2015 ————— Surfer, bitten by a shark, airlifted to hospital Enrico Menezies, NSRI Still Bay station commander, said: At 15h00, Sunday, 25th October, NSRI Still Bay duty crew were activated following reports from NSRI Still Bay crew members reporting a local 42 year old man bitten

NSW Shark Management Strategy: $16m for surveillance, deterrents, science and education

NSW Shark Management Strategy: $16m for surveillance, deterrents, science and education

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 25. October 2015 ———————— NSW unveils $16 million world-first shark strategy Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair today announced an increase in aerial shark surveillance as well as trials of new technologies as part of the NSW Government’s five year $16 million

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