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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

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.

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