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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...

Results of the 2016 JMP Dogfish Tournament

Results of the 2016 JMP Dogfish Tournament

11th Annual Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament Location: Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA Date: 30. January 2016 127 anglers participated in this year’s tournament. A grand total of 54 spiny dogfish were weighed in at 343 lbs 2 oz (compared to 65 fish with a total weight of 497 lbs last...

Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago

Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 22. December 2015 In the late afternoon of Monday (Dec.21), a man suffered severe injuries in a shark attack at Fernando de Noronha. It’s a small archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, located over 350 km (220 miles) offshore from the coast of Pernambuco in Brazil. The victim, a...

New Shark Enclosures for two Beaches in Reunion Island

New Shark Enclosures for two Beaches in Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 09. December 2015 The authorities in Reunion Island have designated the beaches of Boucan Canot and Roches Noires as locations for new seabed-to-surface barriers that are supposed to protect people by preventing sharks from entering the enclosed area. The two beaches are located in the commune of Saint-Paul...

NSW Shark Meshing Program: 180 Sharks and Rays caught in 2014-15 Season

NSW Shark Meshing Program: 180 Sharks and Rays caught in 2014-15 Season

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 01. October 2015 In the state of New South Wales (NSW), on the east coast of Australia, a fishing program was established decades ago with the purpose to protect the public from sharks. The NSW Shark Meshing (Bather Protection) Program began in the late 1930th with the deployment...

400 Sharks caught during 2015 South Jersey Tournament

400 Sharks caught during 2015 South Jersey Tournament

Results of the 2015 South Jersey Shark Tournament with a review of the catch summary from 2010 to 2015 Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 20. June 2015 35th Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament Location: South Jersey Marina, Cape May, New Jersey, USA Date: 10. to 13. June 2015 With 101 participating boats in...

Results of the 2015 Brett Bailey Mako Tournament

Results of the 2015 Brett Bailey Mako Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 14. June 2015 14th Annual BTB Mako Rodeo Location: Hoffman’s Marina West, Brielle, New Jersey, USA. Date: 12. – 13. June 2015 According to the organizer, a total of 66 boats participated in this year’s Brett Bailey Mako Rodeo that took place at Hoffman’s Marina in Brielle, New...

Results of the 2015 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Results of the 2015 Bahia Marina Mako Mania Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 09. June 2015 19th Annual Mako Mania Location: Bahia Marina, Ocean City, Maryland, USA. Date: 05. to 07. June 2015 This year, 37 boats were competing in the 19th annual Mako Mania Tournament which took place in Ocean City last weekend. It is reported that at least thirteen...

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