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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

Better protection for sharks needed as Spanish boat detained on suspicion of illegally shark finning in Irish waters

Better protection for sharks needed as Spanish boat detained on suspicion of illegally shark finning in Irish waters

Press Release Irish Wildlife Trust 03. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — – The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has written to Ministers Michael Creed (Agriculture, Food and the Marine) and Josepha Madigan (Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) appealing for them to strengthen protections for sharks and other threatened

Gulf State Park Pier to Offer Limited Shark Fishing

Gulf State Park Pier to Offer Limited Shark Fishing

News Release Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 16. June 2018 — — — — — — — The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is implementing a pilot program for a permitted managed shark fishing season at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Fishing Pier. The first two events will take place on

Thailand: DMCR investigates Whale shark capture

Thailand: DMCR investigates Whale shark capture

Press Release National News Bureau of Thailand 19. May 2018 — — — — — — — — — DMCR launches investigation into illegal shark whale hunt off Phuket BANGKOK, 19 May 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has launched investigation into the reported hunting for a shark whale off

734 pounds of shark seized by US Coast Guard

734 pounds of shark seized by US Coast Guard

Press Release United States Coast Guard 12. April 2018 — —- —- — — — — – Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Wednesday morning.

World record tagged shark recapture

World record tagged shark recapture

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 21. March 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — A recreational fisher has caught and released a grey nurse shark that was tagged by Fisheries scientists east of Esperance 23 years ago. This is believed to be a world record for the longest time