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SSACN: Tagged tope shark recaptured after over 10 years

SSACN: Tagged tope shark recaptured after over 10 years

Press Release Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network ( SSACN ) 12. February 2015 ———————— Days at liberty record for Tope broken A new ‘record’ of 3,716 days at liberty between initial tagging and first recapture for tope has been recorded by our Scottish Shark Tagging Programme ( SSTP – tagsharks.org) – it beat the previous

Shark Week Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5

Shark Week Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5

Press Release Discovery Channel 29. January 2015 ————————– SHARK WEEK, television’s most anticipated week of shark filled television, kicks off this year on July 5 (through the 12th), earlier than ever before. In addition to SHARK WEEK in July, Discovery will also premiere all-new SHARK WEEK programming during a special weekend in August, turning 2015

SSACN Appoint Samantha Jane King as Community Outreach Lead

SSACN Appoint Samantha Jane King as Community Outreach Lead

Press Release Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network ( SSACN ) 08. January 2015 ———————– SSACN Appoint Community Outreach Lead The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network are pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Jane King as our Community Outreach Project Officer. Our Outreach Project comprises ‘classroom’ based sessions and outdoor activities including inter-tidal zone ‘treasure

Two of Virginia Aquarium’s oldest sand tiger sharks died within a month

Two of Virginia Aquarium’s oldest sand tiger sharks died within a month

Media Release Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 31. December 2014 ————————— We are sad to share the news that two of our oldest sand tiger sharks have passed away this holiday season. On the evening of December 24, staff discovered one of its oldest sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus) at the bottom of the

NZ First calls for halt to shark dives while evidence collected

NZ First calls for halt to shark dives while evidence collected

Press Release New Zealand First Party – Clayton Mitchell MP – Spokesperson for Labour and Industrial Relations 12. December 2014 —————————- Calling for a Halt to Shark Dives While Evidence Collected New Zealand First wants a moratorium on shark diving until more research is done on potential dangers to paua divers. “Safety in our waters

NZ shark cage diving permits issued for two years

NZ shark cage diving permits issued for two years

Media Release Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai 11. December 2014 ———————— DOC issues shark cage diving permits The Department of Conservation has imposed strict rules to ensure great white sharks are not harmed by underwater cage diving operations around Stewart Island/Rakiura and the activity is confined to one location to minimise the impact on

South Australia: 10-year licence extensions offered to shark dive operators

South Australia: 10-year licence extensions offered to shark dive operators

News Release Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia Leon Bignell, Minister for Tourism Ian Hunter, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation 25. November 2014 ————————— Shark cage diving extension to create more tourism jobs Australia’s shark cage diving industry is set to boom, with the announcement of extended licences for operators at Port Lincoln. In

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – May 2014 to October 2014

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – May 2014 to October 2014

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 21. November 2014 The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 12. May 2014 Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – September 2013 to April 2014   Details on each specimen in descending chronological order : Although all entries have been carefully

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

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