Conservation & Fishery

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Louisiana to increase the 2016 commercial possession limit for large coastal sharks

Louisiana to increase the 2016 commercial possession limit for large coastal sharks

News Release Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWF Commission) 03. December 2015 —————————- LWF Commission Modifies Rules for Commercial Large Coastal Shark Harvest Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action on a Declaration of Emergency to modify the commercial harvest possession limits for non-sandbar, large coastal sharks. The commercial possession limit will...

MacNeil welcomes potential for Spurdog by-catch landings in the Minch

MacNeil welcomes potential for Spurdog by-catch landings in the Minch

News Release Angus MacNeil, Scottish National Party, Member of Parliament for Na h-Eileanan an Iar. 26. November 2015 —————— Trawlermen may soon be able to land the edible fish Spurdog which they are currently forced to discard back into the sea, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP has learned. Responding to questions from Mr...

Florida: Individual to appear before judge for possession of undersized shark

Florida: Individual to appear before judge for possession of undersized shark

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report November 6, 2015 thru November 12, 2015 ( … ) SOUTH REGION A BROWARD COUNTY Officers Matthews and Vacin were on patrol in the area of the John Lloyd State Park Jetty and were conducting marine fisheries inspections. One...

Florida: Two individuals arrested for illegal possession of nurse sharks

Florida: Two individuals arrested for illegal possession of nurse sharks

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report September 4, 2015 thru September 11, 2015 ( … ) SOUTH REGION B MONROE COUNTY Officer Hein was on state land patrol in the Islamorada area when he noticed a group of people fishing on a private dock. Officer...

New Shark Sanctuary In The Caribbean Netherlands

New Shark Sanctuary In The Caribbean Netherlands

News Release Government of the Netherlands 02. September 2015 ————————- Caribbean coral reefs for sharks During her visit to Saba and Bonaire, Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Minister for Agriculture, opened a shark sanctuary. Shark populations throughout the world are in steep decline, so these animals need extra protection against illegal fishing. Steps also need to...

NOAA seeks tips on illegal killing of endangered smalltooth sawfish in Florida

NOAA seeks tips on illegal killing of endangered smalltooth sawfish in Florida

Press Release The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 06. August 2015 ——————— NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement seeks tips on illegal killing of endangered smalltooth sawfish in Fort Lauderdale, Florida St. Petersburg, FL – Authorities recovered the detached head of an endangered sawfish July 29 on Fort Lauderdale Beach. According to law enforcement...

EU Parliamentary questions: Shark related questions from Oct 2014 to July 2015

EU Parliamentary questions: Shark related questions from Oct 2014 to July 2015

European Parliament : Parliamentary questions, submitted from October 2014 to July 2015, regarding European Shark Fisheries Policy and Management.   Parliamentary question P-011546/2015 17 July 2015 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 130 Jean Lambert (Verts/ALE) Subject: Shark finning Under Regulation (EC) No 206/2009 the EU permits individuals to bring up to...

DEC: First Successful Shark Fin Case Results in Guilty Felony Plea

DEC: First Successful Shark Fin Case Results in Guilty Felony Plea

Press Release New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 10. August 2015 ——————- First Case to Conclude Under NY’s New Shark Fin Ban The Brooklyn-based Long Quan Seafood Corp. pleaded guilty to felony commercialization of wildlife on June 22 in Brooklyn Criminal Court and paid a $10,000 fine for trafficking in shark fins,...

90-Day Findings to List the Smooth Hammerhead and Bigeye Thresher Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

90-Day Findings to List the Smooth Hammerhead and Bigeye Thresher Shark Under the Endangered Species Act

Press Release National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 11. August 2015 ——————— 90-Day Findings to List the Smooth Hammerhead and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act NOAA Fisheries announces a 90-day finding on a petition to list the smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) range-wide or, in the alternative,...

Delaware: Multiple citations issued for shark fishing violations

Delaware: Multiple citations issued for shark fishing violations

News Release Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Fish & Wildlife 20. July 2015 ——————- Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police issue multiple citations for shark fishing violations Anglers urged to review shark species, regulations for restrictions before casting lines DOVER (July 20, 2015) – As part of continuing...

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