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La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. April 2015 This is an update on the fatal shark attack which occurred on 12. April 2015 off the headland of Pointe des Aigrettes, located close to Saint-Gilles in the commune of Saint-Paul. We already reported on this incident shortly after its occurrence, here. A forensic medical expertise

Réunion Island: Teenage Boy Killed in Shark Attack off Cap Homard

Réunion Island: Teenage Boy Killed in Shark Attack off Cap Homard

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 12. April 2015 A 13-year-old surfer (other source: bodyboarder) was killed by a shark this morning on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in the waters near Cap Homard which is located in the commune of Saint-Paul on the

French Polynesia: Child bitten by shark in Bora Bora

French Polynesia: Child bitten by shark in Bora Bora

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 18. March 2015 On Monday, March 16, late in the morning around 10 a.m., a 9-year-old child was bitten on the hand by a shark in Bora Bora which belongs the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. The boy was accompanied by his mother when the

Feeding sharks to make a buck is not conservation

Feeding sharks to make a buck is not conservation

Shark Cowboy Randall Jordan Guilty of breaking Florida Fish Feeding Law. Guilty on all three counts. – No jail time. 12 months probation. – Total $1,500 fines. – Must pay court costs $1,800. – Community service. – Investigation costs to be determined later. The investigation costs share could be high. the State Attorney said during

2014 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

2014 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 27. February 2015 About 60 sharks killed in Réunion Island’s fishing program in 2014 Last September, we published a post about the protective shark fishing programs ‘Cap Requin’and ‘Valo Requins’ in Réunion Island. The related article can be found here: 29th Shark killed on Drumline in Reunion Island. The

EU plans to ease regulations for dogfish imports

EU plans to ease regulations for dogfish imports

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 02. February 2015 The European Union is a major market for spiny dogfish that is used for human consumption. These dogfish products mainly originate from sustainable fisheries in North America. But on many occasions, EU member states have repeatedly rejected these imports due to exceptionally high levels of non

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – May 2014 to October 2014

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – May 2014 to October 2014

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 21. November 2014 The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 12. May 2014 Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – September 2013 to April 2014   Details on each specimen in descending chronological order : Although all entries have been carefully

29th Shark killed on Drumline in Reunion Island

29th Shark killed on Drumline in Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 15. September 2014 Shark Fishing Program in Reunion Island: Two bull sharks and three tiger sharks harvested in less than a week, already 29 large sharks killed since January. In the early morning hours of last thursday, 11. September, two large bull shark were taken by fishermen working for

Great White Shark allegedly caught in the Russian Far East – August 2014

Great White Shark allegedly caught in the Russian Far East – August 2014

Russian fishermen reportedly caught an adult Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ) off the coast of Sakhalin which is an island in the North Pacific Ocean. Embedded below is a video showing the landing of the specimen. The footage was uploaded on Youtube on 31. August 2014.

Results of the 2014 Yarmouth Shark Scramble

Results of the 2014 Yarmouth Shark Scramble

Fourteen boats gathered in Yarmouth to compete in the 2014 Shark Scramble. The participating anglers brought several sharks with a total weight of 8,430 lbs ( or 3,824 kg ) to the scale, over 5,300 lbs less than in the preceding year when 5 more boats had entered the tourney.

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