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),
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
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...
Hawaii : Penalties Considered for Killing, Harming Sharks and Rays. House Bill 2380, from Rep. Nicole Lowen, would create penalties as high as $10,000 for any person who knowingly captures, harms or kills sharks and rays within state waters.
NOAA Fisheries and the states of California, Maryland and Washington have agreed through an exchange of letters that their individual state shark finning laws are consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
On January 27th 2014, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) has established a permanent ban on fishing for great white sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias) in Mexican waters. The related text was published today in the Official Gazette (DOF : 27/01/2014). A full copy of the original text ( in Spanish language ) is provided...
A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG)
Press Release Seafood New Zealand 09. January 2014 ———————- The seafood industry has welcomed the plans for more detailed information on shark populations announced in the just released National Plan of Action – Sharks. Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive, Tim Pankhurst, says in particular he is pleased with the government intention to work with other
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today confirmed the Government’s decision to ban shark finning and have tightened the timetable in response to 45,300 submissions on the National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks.
In 1986 a shark survey began off the east coast of the USA. 1998 was a record high of 917 sharks and tagged 859. In 2009 another record high of 1,675 sharks from 19 different species and tagged 1,352. In 2012 another record high of 1,831 shark were caught with 1,654 tagged and released. http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/2009/SciSpot/SS0909/