Conservation & Fishery

Endangered Species Listing of Northeast Pacific White Sharks Not Warranted

Endangered Species Listing of Northeast Pacific White Sharks Not Warranted

Department of Fish and Wildlife Releases White Shark Status Review under the California Endangered Species Act. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released a full status review of the Northeast Pacific population of white shark under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Shark Violations in US Fisheries – Sept 2013 to Apr 2014

Shark Violations in US Fisheries – Sept 2013 to Apr 2014

Notices of Violation and Assessments Issued Cases charged from September 2013 to April 2014   •SE1200522; Mississippi state registered vessel – Owner and operator were charged in two counts under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for exceeding the bag limit on large coastal sharks and for possessing undersized sharks. A $4,000 NOVA was issued. •SE1105098; F/V Watersport

NOAA awards UNE grant to boost consumer market for spiny dogfish

NOAA awards UNE grant to boost consumer market for spiny dogfish

News Release University of New England ( UNE ) 01. April 2014 ——————– Biddeford, Maine — The University of New England will soon be investigating ways to create a culinary market for the spiny dogfish, an abundant shark in Maine and northeastern U.S. waters, with the potential for a multi-million-dollar boost to the economy. The

Costa Rican shark finning trial: Final conclusions and sentencing next April 3rd

Costa Rican shark finning trial: Final conclusions and sentencing next April 3rd

Press Release Pretoma 25. March 2014 ——————- Defense witnesses in shark finning trial choose not to testify Defense witnesses of Kathy Tseng, a business woman accused of shark finning by the Puntarenas’ Court, chose not to testify during a hearing this past March 21.  Tseng is accused of landing shark fins attached to backbones, an

WA Greens’ new Biodiversity Bill will protect sharks

WA Greens’ new Biodiversity Bill will protect sharks

Media Statement Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC ( WA Greens ) 20. March 2014 ——————– WA Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has today introduced a long-overdue Biodiversity Legislation (Priority Reforms) Bill to protect Western Australia’s flora and fauna, including marine life such as sharks. “Western Australia has exceptional levels of biodiversity on a global scale, yet the

New Oceana Report Exposes Nine of the Dirtiest U.S. Fisheries

New Oceana Report Exposes Nine of the Dirtiest U.S. Fisheries

Press Release Oceana 20. March 2014 ————— Oceana Launches New Campaign to Stop the Wasted Catch of Fish and Ocean Wildlife Today, Oceana released a new report exposing nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the United States. These nine fisheries combined throw away almost half of what they catch and are responsible for more than

Petition concerning spiny dogfish protection presented to European Parliament

Petition concerning spiny dogfish protection presented to European Parliament

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Committee on Fisheries MINUTES Meeting of 18 March 2014, from 09.00 to 12.30 BRUSSELS ( … ) 6. Petitions (for information only) 6.1. Petition 0422/2013 by Martin Rother (German), concerning protection of the spiny dogfish This petition has been submitted to EP Petition Committee via the Petition Committee of the German Bundestag. The

Costa Rica: Shark finning trial continues this Wednesday

Costa Rica: Shark finning trial continues this Wednesday

Press Release Pretoma 11. March 2014 ——————- Businesswoman Kathy Chang Tseng in the dock (March 11, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica). This Wednesday march 12, will be held in Puntarenas the continuation of the trial against Kathy Tseng Chang for shark Finning (File N° 11-203870-431-PE). The case dates back to September 28, 2011 when

Illinois Conservation Police Cite Businesses Selling Shark Fin Products

Illinois Conservation Police Cite Businesses Selling Shark Fin Products

Press Release Department of Natural Resources State of Illinois FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2014 ———— Illinois Conservation Police Cite Businesses Selling Shark Fin Products Enforcement of state law helps protect shark populations throughout the world SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police have issued 20 citations to four businesses in northern

NOAA: 90-Day Finding to List 10 Skate and Ray Species under ESA

NOAA: 90-Day Finding to List 10 Skate and Ray Species under ESA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) RIN 0648-XD080 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List 10 Species of Skates and Rays and 15 Species of Bony Fishes as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),

Canada: Saskatoon sees no need for shark fin bylaw

Canada: Saskatoon sees no need for shark fin bylaw

Shark Year Magazine, 23. February 2014 Saskatoon, a city in central Saskatchewan in Canada, is currently not interested in a shark fin bylaw. In a report going to a committee next week, city officials say a bylaw banning the Chinese delicacy would be ineffective. The full text of the report, dated 27. January 2014, is

Hilton Worldwide to Ban Shark Fin across Asia Pacific

Hilton Worldwide to Ban Shark Fin across Asia Pacific

Press Release Hilton Worldwide 21. February 2014 ————————- Hilton Worldwide to Ban Shark Fin in all Owned and Managed Properties across Asia Pacific by April 1, 2014 MCLEAN, Va. and SINGAPORE – Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes by April 1,

New Conservation Boost for Sharks in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

New Conservation Boost for Sharks in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

Press Release Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals ( CMS ) 17. February 2014 ———————– Dubai, 17 February 2014 – Efforts to conserve migratory sharks have been strengthened at an international workshop on shark conservation supported by the UN. Government representatives from nine countries have gathered in Dubai to lend more

Wildlife Officers Cite San Francisco Man for Shark Fin Possession

Wildlife Officers Cite San Francisco Man for Shark Fin Possession

News Release California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) 14. February 2014 ———————- Media Contacts: Lt. Patrick Foy, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 508-7095 Wildlife officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently cited a San Francisco man for possession of shark fins for sale. On Jan. 29, wildlife officers conducted a fish

Hefty fine for killing juvenile Great White Shark in New South Wales, Australia

Hefty fine for killing juvenile Great White Shark in New South Wales, Australia

A man who killed a juvenile Great White Shark by deliberately striking it with his boat at Sussex Inlet has been fined more than $18,000 including court costs. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Director of Fisheries Compliance, Glenn Tritton, said the 40-year-old man from Glenbrook was found guilty of harming a threatened species when the matter was heard in...