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Smoothhound sharks not overfished, NMFS determines

Smoothhound sharks not overfished, NMFS determines

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648-XD969   Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Highly Migratory Atlantic Smooth Dogfish Shark and the Gulf of Mexico Smoothhound Sharks Complex A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/29/2015 Action: Notice. Summary This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of

Florida Keys fisherman cited for possession of undersized shark

Florida Keys fisherman cited for possession of undersized shark

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report June 12, 2015 thru June 18, 2015 ( … ) SOUTH REGION B MIAMI-DADE COUNTY An officer and a lieutenant were on water patrol near Rubicon Key when they observed two subjects in a vessel that was tied to the

Queensland: More than 3200 fins from 641 sharks seized in fisheries raid last year

Queensland: More than 3200 fins from 641 sharks seized in fisheries raid last year

Media Release Fisheries Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries 10. June 2015 ————— Fishing shack bust: More than 3200 shark fins seized Three recreational fishers were fined a total of $15,250 in Maryborough Magistrates Court yesterday for fisheries offences including possession of shark fins, undersized mud crabs, unmarked crab pots and commercial fishing nets. The

EU agrees to modify max level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in spiny dogfish

EU agrees to modify max level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in spiny dogfish

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 14. May 2015 European Commission adopts new PCB limits for spiny dogfish As noted in our article published last February, the European Union revealed its intention to significantly raise the allowable level of non-dioxin-like PCBs in products of wild caught spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. The related post can be

AU Court imposes strong penalty for under-declaring school shark catches

AU Court imposes strong penalty for under-declaring school shark catches

Media Release The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) 27. April 2015 —————– Commonwealth fisherman banned for 10 years Former Port Fairy fisherman Gary Robinson has been banned for a decade from commercial fishing in Commonwealth waters for lying to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) about his catch. Appearing in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court last

Florida fisherman cited for illegal method of taking a mako shark

Florida fisherman cited for illegal method of taking a mako shark

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report April 3, 2015 thru April 9, 2015 (…) NORTHWEST REGION BAY COUNTY Officer Brady received information concerning a Mako shark that had been illegally harvested by harpooning and the act was posted on Facebook. Officer Brady found the vessel and

Florida: Notice issued for possession and attempted sale of sawfish rostrum

Florida: Notice issued for possession and attempted sale of sawfish rostrum

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report April 3, 2015 thru April 9, 2015 (…) SOUTH REGION A BROWARD COUNTY Lieutenant Harp, Officers Ornold, Harris, Alford, Ariza, Investigators Rubio, Bingham and NMFS OLE Special Agent Maguire responded to an address in Ft. Lauderdale. The response regarded a

AU: Smooth hammerhead shark not eligible for listing as vulnerable species in New South Wales

AU: Smooth hammerhead shark not eligible for listing as vulnerable species in New South Wales

Fisheries Scientific Committee March 2015 Ref. No. FD52 File No. FSC 12/02 FINAL DETERMINATION Sphyrna zygaena – The Smooth Hammerhead Shark The Fisheries Scientific Committee, established under Part 7A of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 (the Act), has made a final determination to not list the Smooth Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna zygaena as a VULNERABLE SPECIES

Palau: Taiwanese Shark Poacher Fined $100K

Palau: Taiwanese Shark Poacher Fined $100K

Media Release Office of the President, Republic of Palau 19. March 2015 ———————- On January 26, Palau Marine Law Enforcement successfully apprehended the Shin Jyi Chyuu 33, a longline vessel flagged in Taiwan, for illegal fishing activity in the nation’s waters. The vessel was found with 304 shark carcasses and several hundred shark fins on

Louisiana Men Cited for Commercial Shark Fishing Violations

Louisiana Men Cited for Commercial Shark Fishing Violations

Press Release Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Release Date: 03/23/2015 ——————————– Three Men Cited for Shark Fishing Violations Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged commercial shark fishing violations off the coast of Grand Isle on March 21. Agents cited Daie Minh Le, 42, of Buras,

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