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200 kg of shark fins seized by Hong Kong customs

200 kg of shark fins seized by Hong Kong customs

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 24. December 2019 —- —– —– —– —– —– —– Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 23) seized about 200 kilograms of suspected scheduled dried shark fins of endangered species with an estimated market value of

European Commission registers ‘Stop Finning – Stop the trade’ initiative

European Commission registers ‘Stop Finning – Stop the trade’ initiative

Press Release European Commission 17. December 2019 —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens‘ Initiative entitled ‘Stop Finning – Stop the Trade’ related to sharks and rays. The aim of the Initiative is to ‘end the trade of fins in the EU including

Sri Lanka: 08 persons apprehended with a stock of shark fins

Sri Lanka: 08 persons apprehended with a stock of shark fins

Press Release Sri Lanka Navy 10. December 2019 — — —- — — — — — Eight (08) persons were apprehended with a stock of shark fins, during a raid conducted by Sri Lanka Navy in the western seas, on 9th December 2019. Keeping with Sri Lanka Navy’s efforts to restrain illegal fishing and trading

Indian customs seize 14kg of shark fins

Indian customs seize 14kg of shark fins

Press Release Press Information BureauGovernment of India 26. November 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — Shark Fins seized by Customs at Chennai Airport On Monday based on intelligence that some marine products/shark fins are likely to be smuggled to Singapore a special alert and vigil was maintained by Air

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