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Countries Agree on Actions to Protect Sharks

Countries Agree on Actions to Protect Sharks

Press Release Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) 22. February 2016 ————————– San José, Costa Rica, 22 February 2016– Close to 40 governments agreed this week to enhance protection for additional migratory shark and ray species and to a set of new conservation priorities. At the Second Meeting of...

NOAA: 90-Day Finding To List Three Manta Rays Under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA: 90-Day Finding To List Three Manta Rays Under the Endangered Species Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648-XE390 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Three Manta Rays as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce....

CITES traceability pilot project presented at global sharks meeting in Costa Rica

CITES traceability pilot project presented at global sharks meeting in Costa Rica

Press Release CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) 16. February 2015 —————————— Targeted support being provided to countries to help implement CITES sharks and ray listings. Geneva/San Jose, 16 February 2015 – The results of a pilot project to improve traceability of CITES-listed shark products in...

‘Jaws’ may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests

‘Jaws’ may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests

Press Release The University of Sheffield 13. February 2016 ———————– Study identifies network of genes that help sharks grow new teeth throughout their lifetime Humans possess same cells but tooth regeneration ability is limited Research paves the way for development of therapies for human tooth loss A new insight into how sharks regenerate their...

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 07. February 2016 On 05. February, CITES has informed its members on the latest received proposals to amend the Appendices for several marine species. All these proposals are related to elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) and will be considered at the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the...

Hawaii: Hanalei Bay closed after surfer bitten by shark

Hawaii: Hanalei Bay closed after surfer bitten by shark

News Release Kaua’i Fire Department County  of  Kaua‘i For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016 ———————– Hanalei Bay closed to swimming due to shark bite HANALEI – Ocean Safety officials have closed Hanalei Bay to swimming until further notice due to a shark bite that occurred at roughly 2 p.m. Thursday. A male visitor had...

Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations

Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations

Press Release University of Miami 25. January 2016 ———————— Researchers tracked movements of sharks and longline fishing vessels in North Atlantic finding significant overlap driving shark declines MIAMI—A new study from an international team of scientists found commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots, areas where sharks tend to congregate, in the North Atlantic. The...

Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

News Release University of Exeter 21. January 2016 ——————— A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland’s basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these giant fish. Sharks tracked during the Basking Shark Satellite Tagging Project tended...

U.S. Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings 2015

U.S. Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings 2015

News Release NOAA Fisheries 20. January 2016 —————— Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update January 1 – December 31, 2015 Below are the preliminary landings estimates for 2015 in metric tons (mt) and pounds (lb) dressed weight (dw) for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries; 1 mt is equal to 2,204.6 pounds. These preliminary estimates...

Far-Travelled Shark

Far-Travelled Shark

News Release NAFC Marine Centre University of the Highlands and Islands 14. January 2016 —————— A hound shark caught near Shetland in December had been tagged off the Dutch coast in 2013 The starry smooth-hound (Mustelus asterias) was caught by the Shetland fishing boat Arcturus (skipper Bobby Sandison) while she was fishing in the...

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