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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.

Results of seven US Shark Tournaments in New England and adjacent states, June – August 2014

Results of seven US Shark Tournaments in New England and adjacent states, June – August 2014

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. August 2014. This post provides an overview of the outcome of the following seven shark tournaments which took place in the northeastern region of New England and New York State from late June to early August 2014 :

Results of the 2014 Ocean City Shark Tournament

Results of the 2014 Ocean City Shark Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 02. June 2014   34th Annual Ocean City Shark Tournament Location: Ocean City Fishing Center, Maryland, USA. Date: 29. to 31. May 2014 18 boats participated in this year’s Ocean City Shark Tournament. The entry fee was reduced from $650 to $575. The total payout for all categories was

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – September 2013 to April 2014

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – September 2013 to April 2014

The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 02. September 2013 Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013. Although all entries have been carefully checked, we cannot guarantee for the accuracy of the sources used. Forty-three Noteworthy Recent Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters ( reported from...

Status of U.S. Shark Stocks in 2013

Status of U.S. Shark Stocks in 2013

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 02. May 2014 The latest Annual Report on the Status of U.S. Fisheries has just been released. A PDF-file of the Status of Stocks 2013 Report can be downloaded here. The three tables below provide an overview of the status of 5 shark stock complexes and 24 shark stocks which

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

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