Conservation & Fishery

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Honduran President Lobo Sosa Announces Permanent Shark Sanctuary

Honduran President Lobo Sosa Announces Permanent Shark Sanctuary

ROATAN, Honduras, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa announced a permanent shark sanctuary in Honduran waters today, building on the country’s 2010 shark-fishing moratorium. The designation encompasses all 240,000 square kilometers (92,665 square miles) of the country’s exclusive economic zone on its Pacific and Caribbean coasts. “We have seen that protecting...

Plans to Safeguard Scottish Sharks, Skates and Rays

Plans to Safeguard Scottish Sharks, Skates and Rays

23. June 2011, The Scottish Government. More protection for vulnerable species New rules are being drafted to increase protection of vulnerable species of shark, skate and ray in Scotland.Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead said the Scottish Government intended to introduce a protection order for the species, collectively known as elasmobranchs. Subject to parliamentary approval, this...

Pew Commends Chilean Chamber of Deputies on Vote to End Shark Finning

Pew Commends Chilean Chamber of Deputies on Vote to End Shark Finning

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire Today, the Chilean Chamber of Deputies unanimously passed legislation that bans the practice of shark finning in Chilean waters. The Senate must approve the current version of this bill before it moves to President Sebastian Pinera for his signature. “The Chamber of Deputies’ strong support for the shark finning...

Conservation Authority Guy Harvey Reiterates Shark Free Marina Policies

Conservation Authority Guy Harvey Reiterates Shark Free Marina Policies

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 16, 2011 Guy Harvey, Chairman of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, underscores need for clear policy prohibiting the landing of sharks at a Shark Free Marina. Conservation and marine science authority Dr. Guy Harvey, Chairman of Guy Harvey Outpost LTD., announced today that a photographic image of a Mako shark,...

NOAA Fisheries encourages fishermen to release shortfin mako sharks alive

NOAA Fisheries encourages fishermen to release shortfin mako sharks alive

Online map will show locations of live releases Press Release by the NOAA, May 25, 2011. NOAA’s Fisheries Service today launched a voluntary program to encourage commercial and recreational fishermen to safely release Atlantic shortfin mako sharks alive and report the releases to NOAA for posting on an online map. The new program is...

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