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Whale shark capital Donsol to have better road access by 2016

Whale shark capital Donsol to have better road access by 2016

News Release Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 17. October 2014 ———————— The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently working on two tourism road projects that will further boost the tourism potential of Donsol Sorsogon, the “Whale Shark Capital of the world”. DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the implementation of

Brazil: Fine imposed for mistreatment of hammerhead shark

Brazil: Fine imposed for mistreatment of hammerhead shark

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 10. October 2014 The Environmental Institute of Paraná ( Instituto Ambiental do Paraná, IAP ) has fined a ‘fisherman’ for dragging a live hammerhead shark through the streets of Guaratuba last sunday, 05. October ( other source: 05. September ). The shark had been found washed up on the

Great White Shark allegedly caught in the Russian Far East – August 2014

Great White Shark allegedly caught in the Russian Far East – August 2014

Russian fishermen reportedly caught an adult Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ) off the coast of Sakhalin which is an island in the North Pacific Ocean. Embedded below is a video showing the landing of the specimen. The footage was uploaded on Youtube on 31. August 2014.

SSACN deliver key note speech at Dutch Sharkatag

SSACN deliver key note speech at Dutch Sharkatag

Press Release Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network ( SSACN ) 19. August 2014 ——————— This year the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network’s (SSACN) Chair, Ian Burrett, was the key-note speaker at the opening of the Dutch Skarkatag Event run by Sportvisseriej Nederland (Sports Fishing Netherland). Ian’s 15 minute presentation to over 100 VIP’s including politicians,

Discovery Channel reels in highest ratings for Shark Week in 27 years, shattering viewership records

Discovery Channel reels in highest ratings for Shark Week in 27 years, shattering viewership records

Press Release Discovery Channel 11. August 2014 ————————- (Los Angeles, Calif.) Discovery’s SHARK WEEK 2014 broke viewership records pulling in the highest ratings in its 27-year history on Sunday August 10, earning a historic 2.27 P25-54 rating and delivering 3.64 million total viewers P2+ delivery. This is the highest-rated evening ever for SHARK WEEK to

Shark Week returns to Discovery Channel with more hours of shark programming than ever before

Shark Week returns to Discovery Channel with more hours of shark programming than ever before

Press Release Discovery Channel 23. June 2014 —————— -The 27th Annual Shark Week Kicks Off August 10- (Silver Spring, MD) SHARK WEEK, television’s longest running must-see summer TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on Sunday, August 10. Building upon last year’s 11 shark-filled specials, a whopping 13 SHARK WEEK shows coupled with a live talk

2014 Paddle Out for Sharks in South Africa

2014 Paddle Out for Sharks in South Africa

News Release The Paddle Out for Sharks conservation platform, which is brought to life in an annual ‘paddle out’ to demonstrate the human connection with the ocean and its apex predators spread in 2014 when the concept was picked up across South Africa and paddle outs were organized for various locations in South Africa, and

MSC responds to Greenpeace report

MSC responds to Greenpeace report

News Release Marine Stewardship Council ( MSC ) 23. May 2014 ————— “Greenpeace has issued its eighth report ranking U.S. grocery store chains on seafood sourcing practices ( pdf ).  Greenpeace’s report downgrades retailers for sourcing species that the organization places on its self-selected ‘Red List,’ effectively calling on retailers and consumers to boycott these

FAO sheds light on deep-sea sharks

FAO sheds light on deep-sea sharks

Media Release Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 28. May 2014 —————– New identification guide series will help fishers improve reporting on bycatch 28 May 2014, Rome – Fishers will have an easier job of identifying deep-sea sharks thanks to a new series of FAO guides designed to improve reporting on catches

Shark steaks recalled from stores in Norway

Shark steaks recalled from stores in Norway

Caribbean Pearl Shark Steaks Recalled   By HACCPEuropa, posted on 25. May 2014 NORWAY – Bera Fisheries is recalling Caribbean Pearl Shark Steaks because the product has been detected with exceeded levels of heavy metals arsenic and mercury. The product was sold in stores in Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. The recalled product is Caribbean Pearl

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