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UPDATED – CITES Accepts Proposals to Regulate Trade of Seven Shark and Manta Species

UPDATED – CITES Accepts Proposals to Regulate Trade of Seven Shark and Manta Species

Today, CITES members have voted on four proposals to list five species of sharks ( Oceanic whitetip shark, three hammerhead species, and porbeagle shark ) and two species of Manta rays under Appendix II of the Convention. All proposals have been accepted by meeting the required two-third majority of the votes cast.

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

On February 9th, Zohar Kritzer was seriously wounded by a shark while scuba diving in Bora Bora. It's a small island that belongs to the Leeward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia.

French Surfer bitten by shark in Noosa, Australia

French Surfer bitten by shark in Noosa, Australia

According to Surf Session, Matthieu Cassaigne ( from Montpellier, France ) was attacked by a shark while surfing at Noosa in Queensland state on Australia's eastern coast. The incident happened on Friday, January 25th. He escaped with minor injuries to his upper chest and neck.

Great white shark killed in Mozambique – Updated

Great white shark killed in Mozambique – Updated

According to social media reports, this juvenile great white shark was killed and finned by fishermen in Guinjata, Inhambane Province / Mozambique.

Dominican Fishermen Catch 14 foot Tiger Shark

Dominican Fishermen Catch 14 foot Tiger Shark

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 25. January 2013 Date: reported on 22. January 2013 Location: near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ). Size: said to be 14 feet in length and 1.500 lbs in weight ( other source: 13 feet ). A record from the Caribbean Sea. The catch of

UN Advisory Panel Recommendations on Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

UN Advisory Panel Recommendations on Shark Proposals at CITES CoP16

Last year, we already reported about the submitted six proposals to list ten species of elasmobranch fish ( five shark- and five ray-species ) in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). See Here

Notes on Sharks recently recorded from the Mediterranean and European Region

Notes on Sharks recently recorded from the Mediterranean and European Region

Twenty-seven recent noteworthy Elasmobranch Records from the Mediterranean and European Region ( recorded from 30. September 2012 to 06. January 2013 ).

Great White Shark shot by fisherman in Tunisia

Great White Shark shot by fisherman in Tunisia

Tunisian fishermen shoot and kill a great white shark off the coast of Sousse, located ca. 140 km south of the capital Tunis. I assume that these are commercial tuna fishermen. According to the poster, the incident occurred on December 3rd, 2012.

Taiwan: Fishermen catch a third Great white shark off East Coast

Taiwan: Fishermen catch a third Great white shark off East Coast

According to Taiwanese media reports, fishermen have caught another great white shark off the island's east coast. The specimen marks the third capture of an adult white shark in Taiwan since late October.

Another Great White Shark caught off Taiwan

Another Great White Shark caught off Taiwan

Fishermen have netted another great white shark off the eastern coast of Taiwan. This happened last Friday (November 2nd) in the waters of the Fengbin Township in Hualien County.

Huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia

Huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia

Report on a huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia. Recent records on an adult great white shark from Taiwan ( Specimen No.1 ) and a juvenile whale shark from southern Fujian province in China ( Specimen No. 2 ).

CITES Meeting 2013: Greater International Protection proposed for 10 Shark and Ray Species

CITES Meeting 2013: Greater International Protection proposed for 10 Shark and Ray Species

International Wildlife Treaty tables Proposals for the next Conference of the Parties (CoP16) in Bangkok, March 2013. Five Shark Species and five Ray Species may get Greater International Protection.

Great White Shark caught in Corsica and other Shark Records from France

Great White Shark caught in Corsica and other Shark Records from France

A great white shark from Corsica (Specimen No.1) and two noteworthy recent shark records (Specimen No. 2 and 3) from France. We have received the news from the Corsica – Mediterranean Shark Research Group that a juvenile great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ) was recently caught in a fishing net off the French island of Corsica.

The Latest Notable Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region

The Latest Notable Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region

The following provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 15. June 2012 Notable Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region.Twenty-six Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region. Details on each specimen in descending chronological order :

Reunion’s Surfers Demand Actions after Fatal Shark Attack

Reunion’s Surfers Demand Actions after Fatal Shark Attack

After third shark attack fatality, Protesters ask Prefect of Reunion Island to allow shark fishing in Marine Reserve. In the aftermath of the latest fatal shark attack in Reunion (here), about 300 people (most of them surfers) gathered in front of the Prefecture building in Saint-Denis early this afternoon.

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