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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

Hawaii: Japanese Fishing Boat Owner Charged With Smuggling Shark Fins

Hawaii: Japanese Fishing Boat Owner Charged With Smuggling Shark Fins

News Release Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Hawaii December 11, 2018 — — — — — — — — — — Owner And Officers Of Japanese Fishing Vessel Charged With Unlawful Trafficking And Smuggling Of Shark Fins HONOLULU – The owner and officers of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel were charged in federal

Hawaii: Boat Crewman Charged for Feeding Sharks

Hawaii: Boat Crewman Charged for Feeding Sharks

News Release Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources 01. November 2018 —— — — — — — — — — — (Honolulu) – Just before 10:30 this morning DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officers monitoring fishing activities on the first day of the Akule (Big Eye Scad) season, off Haleiwa on O‘ahu’s

Taiwanese fishing vessel fined for illegal shark catch

Taiwanese fishing vessel fined for illegal shark catch

Press Release Fisheries Agency , Agency of the Council of Agriculture of the Taiwan (ROC) 04. October 2018 — — — — — — — — — Investigations on the cases of fishing vessel Fuh Sheng No.11 and Chin Chang No.6 concluded, and serious punishment imposed The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan has finished investigation on

Protection removed for endangered Hammerhead sharks in Great Barrier Reef

Protection removed for endangered Hammerhead sharks in Great Barrier Reef

Media Release Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) 12. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Humane Society International (HSI) today expressed disappointment at the Senate’s failure to block a move by former Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg to deny protection to an

Scalloped Hammerhead: Iconic Queensland fishery saved

Scalloped Hammerhead: Iconic Queensland fishery saved

Press Release Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) 13. September 2018 — — — — — — — —- — “Today (September 12, 2018) the Senate voted against a disallowance put forward by Senator Whish-Wilson regarding Scallop Hammerhead sharks in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP),” Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) CEO Jane Lovell said. “We thank

NZ Shark cage diving operations closed down by Court of Appeal

NZ Shark cage diving operations closed down by Court of Appeal

Press Release Seafood New Zealand 05. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — In a major victory for paua divers and the local Stewart Island community, the Court of Appeal has ruled that shark cage diving constitutes “hunting or killing” great white sharks and is therefore an offence under the