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Results of the 2017 Edisto Beach Shark Tournament

Results of the 2017 Edisto Beach Shark Tournament

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 20. June 2017 Edisto Watersports and Tackle Shark Tournament Location: Edisto Watersports and Tackle, Edisto Beach, South Carolina, USA Date: 10. June 2017 WINNERS 1st Place Species: Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Weight: 956 lbs Boat: High Expectations 2nd Place Species: Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Weight: 666 lbs Boat: Bullfrog...

Results of the 2017 Warriors for Warriors Charity Shark Tournament

Results of the 2017 Warriors for Warriors Charity Shark Tournament

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 18. June 2017 4th Annual Charity Shark Fishing Tournament Location: Captain Bill’s Landing, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, USA Date: 08.-10. June 2017 WINNERS: 1st Place: Species: Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) Weight: 193 lbs Length: 80 inches Date: June 09th, 2017 Boat: Old Salty II Angler: Ben Wolken...

Results of the 2017 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Results of the 2017 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 18. June 2017 21st annual Mako Mania Shark Tournament Location: Bahia Marina, Ocean City, Maryland, USA. Date: 02. to 04. June 2017 A total of 77 boats (with 337 anglers on board) participated in this year’s Mako Mania Shark Tournament. The total prize money distributed was $134,480 and over...

Spain: 8 metres Basking shark landed in Alicante Province

Spain: 8 metres Basking shark landed in Alicante Province

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 27. April 2017 Date: reported on 27th of April 2017 Location: Calp, Marina Alta, Valencian Community, Spain Species: Basking shark (Cetrorhinus maximus) Size: said to be 7,43 metres in length. Sex: male A record from the western Mediterranean Sea. The specimen was caught accidentally by a commercial trawler about...

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 11.04.2017 Date: reported on 06th of April 2017 Location: Agia Galini, Crete Island, Greece. Species: Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Size: said to be up to 7 metres in length. Sources: e-mesara and Eπιλεκτικά Selectively (video embedded below). The specimen was found entangled in a fishing net in the Gulf...

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 01. April 2017 Please find below the short report on two recent catches of thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf (located in the Aegean Sea off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Greece). 1st Specimen : Date: reported on 21st of March 2017 Location: Nea Kios, Peloponnese, Greece Species:...

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 29. August 2016 On Saturday (August 27th) shortly after 5 pm, a young man , aged 21, was attacked by a shark while surfing at the beach of Boucan-Canot on Réunion Island. It is reported that the victim suffered major injuries (left arm and right foot severed). He...

Results of the 2016 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Results of the 2016 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 19. June 2016 20th annual Mako Mania Shark Tournament Location: Bahia Marina, Ocean City, Maryland, USA. Date: 03. to 05. June 2016 A total of 270 anglers and 58 boats participated in the event this year. During the fishing competition which lasted for three days, 21 mako sharks...

La Réunion: Great white among 47 sharks caught in 2015

La Réunion: Great white among 47 sharks caught in 2015

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 29. May 2016 2015 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island In 2015, a total of 47 sharks were reportedly taken as part of the targeted shark fishing operations on the western coast of Réunion Island (see table below). These are ten sharks less than in...

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

CITES Proposals submitted to protect four pelagic shark species and devil rays

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 07. February 2016 On 05. February, CITES has informed its members on the latest received proposals to amend the Appendices for several marine species. All these proposals are related to elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) and will be considered at the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the...

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