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New EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement Increases Shark Quota By 25 Percent

New EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement Increases Shark Quota By 25 Percent

News Release Presidency of the Government of Spain Complejo de la Moncloa 23. June 2014 —————– Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs welcomes renewal of EU-Madagascar Fisheries Agreement for a further four years The new Protocol was signed yesterday in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs

Atlantic Shark Fishery update from Jan – June 2014

Atlantic Shark Fishery update from Jan – June 2014

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update   Jan-june-Shark-Landings       mt dw – lb dw Converted to Number of Sharks   January 1- June 18, 2014   We at Shark Attack Survivors and Shark Year Magazine support Proper fishery management which allows for and promotes removal of appropriate numbers of sharks while insuring species

Bill to ban shark fins passes Massachusetts Senate

Bill to ban shark fins passes Massachusetts Senate

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 20. June 2014 On 19. June 2014, the legislation banning the possession or sale of shark fins cleared the Massachusetts state Senate unanimously (YEAS 38, NAYS 0, see votes below). The bill only exempts smooth-hound sharks, spiny dogfish and any species in the order batoidea (Rays and Skates) from

Shark meat seized by Cebu Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force

Shark meat seized by Cebu Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force

Provincial News Province of Cebu 13. June 2014 ——————— Thresher shark meat seized in Naga By Xerxes Alkuino The Cebu Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force (CPAIFTF) apprehended an Isuzu Elf that was carrying bags of shark meat. CPAIFTF Team Leader Loy Anthony Madrigal said the vehicle was flagged down along the national highway in Naga

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Press Release CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 11. June 2014 —————— Fate of Iconic Species in the Balance as Key Wildlife Conservation Conference Countdown Commences Bonn, Germany, 11 June 2014 - Some of the world’s most endangered species, many of them migratory, are facing unprecedented threats from climate change,

Marina Bay Sands removes shark fin from menus

Marina Bay Sands removes shark fin from menus

Press Release Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd 11. June 2014 ————– Property goes shark fin-free in Sands Expo and own restaurants; procures seafood from sustainable sources Singapore (11 June 2014) – Marina Bay Sands has taken a decisive step in its ongoing commitment to protect the environment by no longer serving shark fin in restaurants

NOAA: Great hammerhead shark currently not in danger of extinction

NOAA: Great hammerhead shark currently not in danger of extinction

Shark Year Magazine, 10. June 2014   Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service turned down requests by WildEarth Guardians and the Natural Resources Defense Council to list the Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). You can find the related press release ( published in December 2012 ) by WildEarth Guardians

Endangered Sawfish: IUCN Strategy Released as Global Protection Proposed

Endangered Sawfish: IUCN Strategy Released as Global Protection Proposed

Press Release IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG) 05. June 2014 ————— Shark Specialists Prioritize Recovery of World’s Largest, Most Threatened Rays Durban, South Africa. June 5, 2014. The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is today releasing a global strategy to prevent extinction and promote recovery of sawfishes,

First Skate Species Receives MSC Certification

First Skate Species Receives MSC Certification

Note by Shark Year Magazine : On 03. June 2014, the U.S. West Coast limited entry groundfish trawl fishery was awarded MSC certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery, following an independent, scientific assessment and significant stakeholder involvement. The certification applies to 13 species, including the first MSC certified skate species: Longnose Skates (Raja rhina).

SA Gummy Shark Fishery: Trials of longlines to mitigate captures of Australian sea lion

SA Gummy Shark Fishery: Trials of longlines to mitigate captures of Australian sea lion

Final report – 2011-068 - Trials of Longlines to Target Gummy Shark in SESSF Waters off South Australia Project Number: 2011/068 Published Date: May 2014 ISBN: 978-0-9873286-3-2 Principal Investigator: Anthony Ciconte Description: The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) in conjunction with the gillnet sector of the SESSF, has developed a formal Sea Lion Management Strategy

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