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Member of WA Liberals Suggests to Reinstate Commercial Shark Fishing on Trial Basis

Member of WA Liberals Suggests to Reinstate Commercial Shark Fishing on Trial Basis

By Hon Phil Edman Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for South Metropolitan Region Published in the South Metro Scoop March 2014 —————– RE-INSTATING WET LINING AND COMMERCIAL SHARK FISHING Phil Edman — 4 April 2014 I met recently with Hon Ken Baston, the Minister for Fisheries, as well as several personnel from the

WWF Announces Changes in Shark Fin Trade Figures – Imports Drop Over 30 Per Cent

WWF Announces Changes in Shark Fin Trade Figures – Imports Drop Over 30 Per Cent

Press Release WWF Hong Kong 08. April 2014 —————– WWF-Hong Kong announces today that the volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped significantly – from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, or 34.7 per cent – according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department. There was also a

FAO and CITES support African countries with the implementation of recent shark listings

FAO and CITES support African countries with the implementation of recent shark listings

News Release CITES 09. April 2014 —————- Geneva, 9 April 2014:  The first workshop for key African shark fishing and trading States was held in Casablanca, Morocco from 11 to 13 February 2014. Representatives from both CITES and fisheries authorities in ten States attended the meeting and adopted a Casablanca Declaration. The workshop was opened

Legalized Shark Finning in Costa Rica

Legalized Shark Finning in Costa Rica

Costa Rica News – The trial against Kathy Tseng, a Taiwanese-Costa Rican businesswoman, was the first time for Costa Rica to show in their legal system that they the Taiwanese mafia no longer made the decisions about shark finning in Costa Rica and that the government was serious in their legislation in banning shark finning in

Endangered Species Listing of Northeast Pacific White Sharks Not Warranted

Endangered Species Listing of Northeast Pacific White Sharks Not Warranted

Department of Fish and Wildlife Releases White Shark Status Review under the California Endangered Species Act. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released a full status review of the Northeast Pacific population of white shark under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Shark Violations in US Fisheries – Sept 2013 to Apr 2014

Shark Violations in US Fisheries – Sept 2013 to Apr 2014

Notices of Violation and Assessments Issued Cases charged from September 2013 to April 2014   •SE1200522; Mississippi state registered vessel – Owner and operator were charged in two counts under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for exceeding the bag limit on large coastal sharks and for possessing undersized sharks. A $4,000 NOVA was issued. •SE1105098; F/V Watersport

NOAA awards UNE grant to boost consumer market for spiny dogfish

NOAA awards UNE grant to boost consumer market for spiny dogfish

News Release University of New England ( UNE ) 01. April 2014 ——————– Biddeford, Maine — The University of New England will soon be investigating ways to create a culinary market for the spiny dogfish, an abundant shark in Maine and northeastern U.S. waters, with the potential for a multi-million-dollar boost to the economy. The

Costa Rican shark finning trial: Final conclusions and sentencing next April 3rd

Costa Rican shark finning trial: Final conclusions and sentencing next April 3rd

Press Release Pretoma 25. March 2014 ——————- Defense witnesses in shark finning trial choose not to testify Defense witnesses of Kathy Tseng, a business woman accused of shark finning by the Puntarenas’ Court, chose not to testify during a hearing this past March 21.  Tseng is accused of landing shark fins attached to backbones, an

WA Greens’ new Biodiversity Bill will protect sharks

WA Greens’ new Biodiversity Bill will protect sharks

Media Statement Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC ( WA Greens ) 20. March 2014 ——————– WA Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has today introduced a long-overdue Biodiversity Legislation (Priority Reforms) Bill to protect Western Australia’s flora and fauna, including marine life such as sharks. “Western Australia has exceptional levels of biodiversity on a global scale, yet the

New Oceana Report Exposes Nine of the Dirtiest U.S. Fisheries

New Oceana Report Exposes Nine of the Dirtiest U.S. Fisheries

Press Release Oceana 20. March 2014 ————— Oceana Launches New Campaign to Stop the Wasted Catch of Fish and Ocean Wildlife Today, Oceana released a new report exposing nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the United States. These nine fisheries combined throw away almost half of what they catch and are responsible for more than

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