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45 Sharks killed since start of the WA Shark Cull

45 Sharks killed since start of the WA Shark Cull

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 24. March 2014. The following tables show the reported catches made by drumlines in the state of Western Australia from the date of the first deployment in late January to 16. March 2014. The latest catch data reveals that 111 specimens have been caught (110 elasmobranchs and one bony fish).

Kitesurfer bitten by shark in French Polynesia

Kitesurfer bitten by shark in French Polynesia

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 23. February 2014 On 20. February, at about 16.00 hrs in the afternoon, a kitesurfer was reportedly bitten by a shark in French Polynesia. The incident occurred in the waters of Huahine, which is an island located among the Society Islands. A ‘blacktip reef shark’ is believed to be the

Great White caught first time in more than 25 years

Great White caught first time in more than 25 years

A GREAT White shark was caught in local waters for the first time in more than 25 years last week. Local fisherman Robbie Giles hauled in the unusual catch about 15 miles off Robe’s coastline. The 14-foot female was inadvertently caught in the fishing nets of Mr Giles’s gillnet boat The Challenger. Mr Giles said

European Food Safety Alerts for Shark Products

European Food Safety Alerts for Shark Products

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 30. September 2013 EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed Notifications concerning shark products from 23. February 2012 to 11. September 2013 Thirty-four food safety notifications regarding shark products have been issued by member countries of the European Union since February 2012. Earlier notifications can be viewed in our

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013

The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 26. March 2013 Noteworthy Recent Shark Records From Mediterranean And Adjacent Waters. Thirty-eight noteworthy recent Elasmobranch records from Mediterranean and European waters ( reported from 23. March 2013 to 30. August 2013 ).

Fisherman bitten by Shark in Bay of Biscay

Fisherman bitten by Shark in Bay of Biscay

A 51-years old Basque fisherman was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a young shortfin mako shark that he had just caugh. On 26. August 2013, the Spanish longliner 'Gure Leire' reported a provoked shark bite incident.

Reunion Island plans to kill 90 sharks for Science

Reunion Island plans to kill 90 sharks for Science

How Reunion Island tries to deal with the Shark Danger. At about 02.15 pm in the afternoon of July 15, a young tourist was killed in a shark attack in Reunion Island. The tragic incident occurred in the waters of the bay of Saint-Paul, which is located on the extreme west side of the island.

Five Countries to reject new international regulation on shark trade

Five Countries to reject new international regulation on shark trade

Five Countries to reject new international regulation on shark trade. Several CITES members will ignore new trade restrictions for sharks and manta rays.

Record sized Leopard Shark landed in Southern California

Record sized Leopard Shark landed in Southern California

Chuck Burguin may have caught a record-breaking Leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) while fishing off San Diego in the early evening of May 13th.The large specimen weighed in at exactly 51 pounds 3 ounces (or 23.22 kg ) and measured 72 inches (182.88 cm) in length.

Fossil Shark Teeth to Become North Carolina State Symbol

Fossil Shark Teeth to Become North Carolina State Symbol

On May 6th, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted unanimously to add the teeth of a legendary extinct shark species to the list of official state symbols. The related House Bill 830 is entitled as 'An Act To Adopt An Official State Fossil, Frog, Salamander, Marsupial, Folk Art and Art Medium'.

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