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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,

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

MSC Certificate suspended for US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification NOTICE OF CERTIFICATE SUSPENSION Sustainable Fisheries Association Inc. US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery ————— SAI Global wishes to notify stakeholders that the above fishery certificate will enter into Suspension according to MSC CR v1.3 clause 7.4.3.2 on the 19th February 2015. Suspension has been enacted in order for the fishery

Texas Game Wardens Seize Mexican Shark-fishing Boat in Gulf

Texas Game Wardens Seize Mexican Shark-fishing Boat in Gulf

News Release Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ( TPWD ) 10. February 2015 —————————- State Game Warden Seize Shark Boat in Gulf AUSTIN – Texas game wardens have seized a Mexican shark-fishing boat in state waters near the Texas-Mexico border. Wardens were patrolling the Gulf of Mexico earlier today for illegal fishing activity when they

AUS: Victoria to maintain fishing for thresher sharks despite CMS listing

AUS: Victoria to maintain fishing for thresher sharks despite CMS listing

Press Release VRFish – Victorian Recreational Fishing Peak Body 21. January 2015 ——————- VRFish welcomes moves to maintain thresher shark fishing in Victoria VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s recreational fishers, today welcomed moves by the Australian Government to maintain recreational fishing for thresher sharks in Commonwealth waters adjacent to Victoria. The recent listing of

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