Conservation & Fishery

Singapore’s first supermarket with ‘no shark fins policy’

Singapore’s first supermarket with ‘no shark fins policy’

Cold Storage becomes 1st supermarket with ‘no shark fins policy’ Published on 30 Sep 2011, by The Straits Times. Cold Storage has become Singapore’s first supermarket to stop selling shark fins, or other shark products, in any of its 42 stores across the island, as part of a ‘no shark fins policy’. It also scored

PETA ad targets man attacked by shark

PETA ad targets man attacked by shark

‘Payback Is Hell’ Ad Attacks the Gulf News Release by PETA Humans Are the Deadliest Predators in the Water, Says PETA For Immediate Release: September 27, 2011 Contact: Kristin Richards Sarasota, Fla. — Prompted by reports that a man was bitten by a shark on Saturday while spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico off the

WWF criticizes MSC Certification of Spiny Dogfish

WWF criticizes MSC Certification of Spiny Dogfish

WWF criticizes MSC Certification of Spiny Dogfish Marine Stewardship Council Squalus suckleyi Germany

Gummy Shark Fishery closed to protect Dolphins in Australia

Gummy Shark Fishery closed to protect Dolphins in Australia

Dolphin deaths close shark fishery   By Andrew Darby Hobart, ‘The Age’, 24. September 2011 A key shark fishery has been closed for six months because authorities found that more than 45 dolphins had died there in the past year. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority yesterday took the rare step of shutting gill nets out

Whale Shark Satellite Tagging Project in Taiwan

Whale Shark Satellite Tagging Project in Taiwan

Agency promotes whale shark conservation By Lee I-Chia  / Taipei Times Staff Reporter 20. September 2011 The Fisheries Agency yesterday announced a five-year project with National Taiwan Ocean University and Wildlife21 that seeks to attach satellite tags to 100 endangered whale sharks to expand research and promote conservation of the species. In celebration of International

BC Spiny Dogfish Fishery certified as sustainable

BC Spiny Dogfish Fishery certified as sustainable

World’s first spiny dogfish fishery receives MSC certification for sustainable fishing Marine Stewardship Council British Columbia Squalus suckleyi

NOAA proposes increase in skate quota

NOAA proposes increase in skate quota

News Release NOAA proposes 17 million pound increase in skate quota for fishermen based on updated science   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Maggie Mooney-Seus, NOAA. August 29, 2011 NOAA is proposing a 56-percent, or 17 million pound, increase in the amount of Northeast skate fishermen can land this year, based on updated scientific information. With

Florida proposes protection for hammerheads, tiger sharks

Florida proposes protection for hammerheads, tiger sharks

Florida proposes protection for hammerhead sharks tiger sharks The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) protect shark populations in Florida waters.

Is it OK to kill 104 Australian sea lions to catch sharks ?

Is it OK to kill 104 Australian sea lions to catch sharks ?

Posted by Australian Marine Conservation Society, 06. September 2011 In the waters off our southern coastline, playful and acrobatic Australian sea lions hunt for fish and squid. Spinning and diving and darting after prey, numbers of these beautiful animals are still recovering following historical hunting for their fur. Australian sea lions are rare and threatened,

Tokelau Declares Shark Sanctuary

Tokelau Declares Shark Sanctuary

Pew congratulates South Pacific island for joining global trend Press Release by PEW, 07. September 2011 Matt Rand, director of Global Shark Conservation for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the shark sanctuary designation made by Tokelau, an island territory in the South Pacific. The new sanctuary encompasses all

USA and EU sign Agreement on Illegal Fisheries

USA and EU sign Agreement on Illegal Fisheries

Fisheries: European Union and United States agree to strengthen cooperation to combat illegal fishing Press Release by the European Commission 07. September 2011 Brussels/Washington, 7 September 2011 – A historic statement pledging bilateral cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, known as IUU fishing, will be signed today in Washington by Maria Damanaki, European

California Senate Votes to Halt Trade of Shark Fins in California

California Senate Votes to Halt Trade of Shark Fins in California

Press Release by Oceana, 06 September 2011 Sacramento, CA – Today the California Senate acknowledged the importance of the ocean’s top predator, sharks, by voting to enact a ban on the sale, trade, possession, and distribution of shark fins in the state.  Oceana applauds the Senate for taking action to halt California’s contribution to the

Petition to list Skates under US Endangered Species Act

Petition to list Skates under US Endangered Species Act

August 22, 2011 PETITION TO LIST FOUR SKATE SPECIES UNDER THE U.S. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (1)  THORNY SKATE  (AMBLYRAJA RADIATA) (2) BARNDOOR SKATE  (DIPTURUS LAEVIS) (3) WINTER SKATE  (LEUCORAJA OCELLATA) (4) SMOOTH SKATE  (MALACORAJA SENTA) Petitioners: ‘WildEarth Guardians’ and ‘Friends of Animals’ PDF Download      

US Atlantic Shark Management Measures for Hammerhead and Oceanic whitetip sharks

US Atlantic Shark Management Measures for Hammerhead and Oceanic whitetip sharks

Federal Register Volume 76, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2011) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: NMFS hereby implements the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

Shark Trust criticises Dutch Porbeagle Auction

Shark Trust criticises Dutch Porbeagle Auction

On August 19,  we reported that two porbeagle sharks were auctioned in the Netherlands ( link to post ). Below is a News Release by Shark Trust about this case : Illegally caught shark auctioned in Scheveningen Friday 25 August 2011   Despite EU rules to protect it, a rare porbeagle shark was auctioned last