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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 18. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs today (September 18) seized about 350 kilograms of dried shark fins of suspected scheduled hammerhead sharks and oceanic whitetip sharks with an estimated market value of about $280,000 from

Queensland: Improved protection for hammerhead sharks

Queensland: Improved protection for hammerhead sharks

Media Statement Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development The Honourable Bill Byrne Friday, August 11, 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Fishery management controls around hammerhead sharks have been strengthened to help prevent them being listed as an endangered species. Fisheries

UNE celebrate successful project to market dogfish to American consumers

UNE celebrate successful project to market dogfish to American consumers

News Release University of New England (UNE) 13. July 2017 — — — — — — — — — — BIDDEFORD, Maine The University of New England has completed a three-year project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the “Optimum Utilization of Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias, through Industry Partnerships and Product Development

Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36

Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36

JULY 11, 2017 Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36 Sharks per Trip and Regulation Reminders The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) is increasing the retention limit for the commercial aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management groups for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region

Gibraltar enacts new legislation protecting Sharks, Rays and Skates

Gibraltar enacts new legislation protecting Sharks, Rays and Skates

Press Release HM Government of Gibraltar Ministry of Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change 4th May 2017 — — — — — — — — The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change, Dr. John Cortes, has today published a significant amendment to the Nature Protection Act 1991 making Gibraltar one of the

Oceana Sues Trump Administration to Protect Overfished Dusky Sharks

Oceana Sues Trump Administration to Protect Overfished Dusky Sharks

Press Release OCEANA 04. May 2017 — — — — — — — — — Thousands of Dusky Sharks Continue to Die in US Fisheries Every Year, in Violation of Federal Law WASHINGTON — Today, Oceana, represented by Earthjustice, has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its continued failure to end the overfishing

Shipments of dried shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Shipments of dried shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Press Release Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) 06. March 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Shipments of suspected scheduled dried shark fins seized by AFCD A joint operation was mounted between the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and the Customs and Excise Department against illegal importation of shark

MDMR officials oppose proposed changes to NOAA shark regulations

MDMR officials oppose proposed changes to NOAA shark regulations

Media Release Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 21. December 2016 — — — — — — — BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is opposed to proposals by NOAA Fisheries that would increase shark regulations for recreational and commercial fishermen. NOAA is proposing that recreational and commercial fishermen be required to complete

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, Aug. 25 to Nov. 17, 2016

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports,  Aug. 25 to Nov. 17, 2016

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report August 26 through September 1, 2016 BAY COUNTY Officer Leonard received a tip that a charter boat harvested two dusky sharks and brought them to a seafood market to be cleaned. A short time later, he arrived at the seafood

Spearfishermen convicted for harming Greynurse Shark

Spearfishermen convicted for harming Greynurse Shark

Media Release NSW Department of Industry, Australia 08. September 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — Two spearfishermen have been convicted for harming a critically endangered Greynurse Shark at Mona Vale in Sydney following a citizen-assisted investigation. One of the men returned from overseas to face Manly Local Court

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, July 8 to August 25, 2016

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, July 8 to August 25, 2016

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 22 through July 28, 2016 FRANKLIN COUNTY Officers Nelson, Robb and Miller were working complaints of shark finning in St. George Island State Park, and while Officers Nelson and Robb were on foot patrol they observed an individual catch

CITES Secretariat recommends rejection of thresher shark and Ocellate river stingray proposals

CITES Secretariat recommends rejection of thresher shark and Ocellate river stingray proposals

Proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties Johannesburg (South Africa), 24 September – 5 October 2016 — — — — —   Official list (only related to sharks and rays) and recommendations by the CITES Secretariat :   Species covered by the Proposal: Carcharhinus falciformis (Silky

ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

News Release Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 04. August 2016 — — — — — — — — Alexandria, VA – The Coastal Sharks Management Board approved Addendum IV to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Coastal Sharks. The Addendum amends the FMP to allow smooth dogfish carcasses to be landed with corresponding

ESA Listing Not Warranted for Porbeagle Sharks

ESA Listing Not Warranted for Porbeagle Sharks

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Docket No. 150122069-6596-02 RIN 0648-XD74 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petitions To List Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/01/2016 ACTION: Notice; 12 Month Finding And Availability Of

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, April 15 to July 7, 2016

FWC Law Enforcement: Shark-related Reports, April 15 to July 7, 2016

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 1 through July 7, 2016 PALM BEACH COUNTY Officers Spradling, Newman and Hankinson responded to a deceased hammerhead shark on shore at the south Lake Worth inlet. After determining the shark’s death was by natural causes, Officers Spradling and

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