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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 15. October 2019 — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 14) seized about 27 kilograms of suspected scheduled dried shark fin with an estimated market value of about $27,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Customs officers intercepted a

NZ Supreme Court ruling backs regulation for shark cage diving

NZ Supreme Court ruling backs regulation for shark cage diving

Press Release The National Party, New Zealand Sarah DowieMP for InvercargillSpokesperson for Conservation 12. October 2019 — — — — — — — — My Members Bill proposing practical regulations on shark cage diving has taken on greater relevance following the Supreme Court’s ruling that shark cage diving off Stewart Island is not an offence,

NZ Supreme Court: Shark cage diving not an offence

NZ Supreme Court: Shark cage diving not an offence

Supreme Court of New Zealand Te Kōti Mana Nui 11 OCTOBER 2019 MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION SHARK EXPERIENCE LTD v PAUAMAC5 INC & OTHERS (SC 86/2018) NZSC 111 PRESS SUMMARY This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for

Noteworthy Elasmobranch Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – July to September 2019

Noteworthy Elasmobranch Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – July to September 2019

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, published on 08. October 2019 The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 01. July 2019 Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019 — — — — Details on each specimen in descending chronological order: Although all

AUS: Fishing for endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks must stop until broken promises are fixed

AUS: Fishing for endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks must stop until broken promises are fixed

Press Release Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) 10. September 2019 —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- All fishing in Queensland and the Northern Territory for the internationally Endangered scalloped hammerhead shark needs to stop, according to a new report that reveals key protections promised for the species have not been put in place.

180 kg of Shark Fins Seized in Hong Kong

180 kg of Shark Fins Seized in Hong Kong

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 24. August 2019 — — — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fin and dried seahorse Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 23) seized about 180 kilograms of suspected scheduled dried shark fin and 500 grams

Bahamas: Sharks and CITES Symposium

Bahamas: Sharks and CITES Symposium

Press Release Ministry of Agriculture & Marine ResourcesThe Government of the Bahamas 31. July 2019 — — — — — — — — — Sharks and CITIES Symposium: Prep for the CoP Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard on Monday laid out an aggressive plan to alter practices by fishers and others who

Hammerhead shark spotted in Irish waters

Hammerhead shark spotted in Irish waters

News Release Marine Institute, Ireland 19. July 2019 — — — — — — — A new shark species spotted in Irish waters A shark species, previously unrecorded in Irish waters, has been sighted 100 miles south-west of Ireland on the continental shelf edge, during a recent fisheries survey on the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic

MOOC: ID sharks with their morphological characteristics (in Greek)

MOOC: ID sharks with their morphological characteristics (in Greek)

Press Release Biodiversity GR– Citizen science conservation organization – 02. July 2019 — — — — — —- — — — — — — How many times have you seen shark swim (rare sightings in Greece), or have you seen shark photograph in newspapers or social networks, or in the fish farm and wondering what

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – February to June 2019

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, published on 01. July 2019 After a long break, we have decided to resume our summary of large and/or rare sharks recorded in waters of the Mediterranrean/European region ( our previous related post: Elasmobranch records, May 2014 to October 2014 ). — — — — — Details on each

Rob Riggle dives into the ultimate ‘Shark Trip’ for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2019

Rob Riggle dives into the ultimate ‘Shark Trip’ for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2019

Press Release Discovery Channel 25. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Executive Producer Will Packer Brings Rob Riggle, Anthony Anderson, Adam Devine, Joel McHale, and Damon Wayans Jr. Together in ‘SHARK TRIP: EAT. PREY. CHUM.’ (Los Angeles) – SHARK WEEK, the only television event that takes your summer

Do you understand what a unprovoked shark attack is.

Do you understand what a unprovoked shark attack is.

Do you Understand what an Unprovoked Shark Attack is? This information was assembled trying to explain to my fellow shark attacks survivors why their shark attacks were not being listed or counted in any statistics? Most of the time in the marine biological circle “Unprovoked Shark Attacks” are defined as incidents where an attack on

“Sharkwater Extinction” arrives in UK Cinemas on 22 March 2019

“Sharkwater Extinction” arrives in UK Cinemas on 22 March 2019

Press Release Sparky Pictures — — — — — — — — — — — — FROM AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR AND RENOWNED ACTIVIST ROB STEWART SHARKWATER EXTINCTION ARRIVES IN UK CINEMAS ON 22 MARCH 2019 An eye-opening, epic new feature documentary Sharkwater Extinction from Rob Stewart, the awardwinning director of Sharkwater and Revolution takes us on

California Convicts Commercial Fisherman in White Shark Shooting Case

California Convicts Commercial Fisherman in White Shark Shooting Case

Press Release California Department of Fish and Wildlife 24. January 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — — — Conviction in Great White Shark Shooting A San Jose man was recently convicted in Santa Cruz Superior Court for unlawfully killing a Great White Shark (also known as a White Shark)

Europêche rejects EU proposal to restrict mako shark trade

Europêche rejects EU proposal to restrict mako shark trade

Press Release Europêche Brussels, 21. December 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — The European fishing industry represented by Europêche opposes the inclusion of shortfin mako shark in Appendix II of CITES which would severely curtail the international trade of the species. Particularly, the sector rejects the EU initiative