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Live Sharks Seized From Basement Of New York Home

Live Sharks Seized From Basement Of New York Home

Press Release Department of Environmental Conservation, New York 06. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — ECO Actions for Late August Sharks in a Pool – Dutchess County On August 23, ECOs executed a search warrant at a residence in Lagrangeville suspected of harboring illegal wildlife. ENCON Police were joined by

Sustainable Shark Alliance Opposes Unnecessary Bill Threatening to Shut Down U.S Shark Fisheries

Sustainable Shark Alliance Opposes Unnecessary Bill Threatening  to Shut Down U.S Shark Fisheries

Press Release Sustainable Shark Alliance 12. May 2017 — — — — — — — — — — The future of sustainable U.S. shark fisheries is threatened by a renewed push by environmental groups to pass an unnecessary law that will do little to dent the illegal global shark trade, while penalizing responsible U.S. fishermen.

Spain: 8 metres Basking shark landed in Alicante Province

Spain: 8 metres Basking shark landed in Alicante Province

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 27. April 2017 Date: reported on 27th of April 2017 Location: Calp, Marina Alta, Valencian Community, Spain Species: Basking shark (Cetrorhinus maximus) Size: said to be 7,43 metres in length. Sex: male A record from the western Mediterranean Sea. The specimen was caught accidentally by a commercial trawler about 16

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 11.04.2017 Date: reported on 06th of April 2017 Location: Agia Galini, Crete Island, Greece. Species: Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Size: said to be up to 7 metres in length. Sources: e-mesara and Eπιλεκτικά Selectively (video embedded below). The specimen was found entangled in a fishing net in the Gulf of

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 01. April 2017 Please find below the short report on two recent catches of thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf (located in the Aegean Sea off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Greece). 1st Specimen : Date: reported on 21st of March 2017 Location: Nea Kios, Peloponnese, Greece Species: Bigeye

Moana New Zealand outraged by shark fin removal

Moana New Zealand outraged by shark fin removal

Press Release Moana NZ 23. February 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Iwi owned fishing company Moana New Zealand is outraged that a dead shark with its fin removed has washed up on Onepoto Beach in the Hicks Bay. CEO Carl Carrington says “We do not condone this sort of

NZ: DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

NZ: DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

Media Release DOC Department of Conservation 23. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — DOC has reissued temporary permits for shark cage diving operators off Rakiura/Stewart Island. DOC’s Southern South Island Operations Director Allan Munn says DOC wasn’t in a position to grant the new applications before the

Two men in trouble for removing jaws of dead Great white shark

Two men in trouble for removing jaws of dead Great white shark

News Release Fisheries Victoria 16. August 2016 — — — — — — — — — — Two young men who removed the jaws of a dead Great white shark have found themselves in trouble with the law. The men came across the 2m shark on the 90 Mile Beach, east of Seaspray. They decided

UASC prohibits shipment of shark fin

UASC prohibits shipment of shark fin

News Release United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) 03. August 2016 — — — — — — — — — — As part of a commitment made to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) earlier this year, UASC has prohibited the carriage of shark fin and shark fin related products. WWF estimates that overfishing of sharks has

Emerald Isle imposes restriction on shark chumming

Emerald Isle imposes restriction on shark chumming

News Release Town of Emerald Isle, North Carolina 13. July 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – Shark “Chumming” Activities Restricted to Night Hours ONLY, Permitted from 8pm – 8 am ONLY, Prohibited from 8 am – 8 pm In response to recent shark incidents in Carteret County and

The Garden State Seafood Association strongly opposes the ‘‘Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016’’

The Garden State Seafood Association strongly opposes the ‘‘Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016’’

Press Release Garden State Seafood Association 23. June 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – Finning of sharks (the process of removing fins at sea and discarding the shark) is currently illegal in the U.S. and Garden State Seafood Association (GSSA) supports that law. The Shark Conservation Act of

Cathay Pacific statement on shark’s fin carriage

Cathay Pacific statement on shark’s fin carriage

Press Release Cathay Pacific Airways 22. June 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – – Cathay Pacific has a long standing commitment to play our role in a more sustainable world. We were one of the first airlines in the world to raise the awareness of the unsustainability of

Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Media Release City of Cape Town 11. April 2016 ———————- The City of Cape Town’s partner, the Shark Spotters, has been recognised for their valuable contribution to enhancing the safety of all visitors to in-shore areas. This includes their implementation of the effective shark exclusion net, public education programmes, and cutting-edge research. The City has

Bahamas: Tiger shark killing condemned by BNT

Bahamas: Tiger shark killing condemned by BNT

News Release The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) 04. March 2016 ————————– THE BNT SPEAKS OUT ON THE NEEDLESS KILLING OF SHARKS The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has been made aware of the killing of a mature tiger shark in the Exuma Cays in early March. The BNT would like to remind the general public that

Whale shark interaction with Geelong Star

Whale shark interaction with Geelong Star

News Release The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) 24 February 2016 ———————- Whale shark interaction – video footage consistent with observer report On 11 February 2016, the fishing vessel Geelong Star had an interaction with whale shark while fishing in the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF). AFMA has now reviewed the video footage from the vessel’s

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