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DOC investigates cause of death of great white shark death in Auckland

DOC investigates cause of death of great white shark death in Auckland

Media Release Department of Conservation (DOC), New Zealand 30 November 2021 — — — — — DOC is urging people to come forward with information after a great white shark was found dead at Omaha beach, North of Auckland, earlier this month. Department of Conservation (DOC) Investigations Team Lead Dylan Swain says the animal was

European Commission welcomes landmark agreement on the conservation of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako shark

European Commission welcomes landmark agreement on the conservation of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako shark

News Release European Commission 24. November 2021 — — — — — — The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) reached yesterday afternoon a landmark agreement on a Recommendation on the conservation of North Atlantic stock of shortfin mako shark. Welcoming the agreement, Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, said:

Southland fishing company sentenced for shark finning and repeatedly set netting in marine reserves and dolphin protection zones

Southland fishing company sentenced for shark finning and repeatedly set netting in marine reserves and dolphin protection zones

Media Release Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand 12 November 2021 — — — — — — — — A Southland fishing company has been fined $18,000 and their boat skipper $6,750 for set netting in marine protected areas, along with removing fins from sharks and discarding the bodies at sea. In addition to the

Fossilized shark teeth seized by customs in Philippines

Fossilized shark teeth seized by customs in Philippines

Press Release Philippine Bureau of Customs 06. September 2021 — — — — — — — BOC Cebu-Subport of Mactan Seizes Over Four Kilograms of Shark Teeth The Bureau of Customs Cebu-Subport of Mactan seized last Tuesday, August 31, a parcel containing 4.98 kilograms of extracted Shark Teeth misdeclared as Plastic Components for Fashion Accessories.

Ontario-based trading company fined $60,000 for illegally importing fins of threatened shark species

Ontario-based trading company fined $60,000 for illegally importing fins of threatened shark species

Press Release Government of Canada 01. September 2021 — — — — — — — — Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is committed to protecting Canadian and foreign species of wild animals and plants that may be at risk of overexploitation due to unsustainable or illegal trade. On August 31, 2021, S L Dried

Taiyo Micronesia Corporation Criminally Charged for Unlawful Removal of Shark Fins

Taiyo Micronesia Corporation Criminally Charged for Unlawful Removal of Shark Fins

Press Release Government of the Federated States of Micronesia 23 June 2021 — — — — — — PALIKIR, Pohnpei—The Taiyo Micronesia Corporation (“TMC”) is a joint venture company between a Japanese fishing company, Taiyo A & F Corporation, and the National Fisheries Corporation (NFC) of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). TMC has a

3.3 tonnes of shark fins seized in Hong Kong

3.3 tonnes of shark fins seized in Hong Kong

Press Release Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department 8 June 2021 — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs seizes over three tonnes of suspected scheduled dried shark fins Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 7) seized about 3.3 tonnes of suspected scheduled dried shark fins of endangered species with an estimated market value of about

Great white shark meat seized in Tauranga case

Great white shark meat seized in Tauranga case

Press Release Department of Conservation, New Zealand 01 June 2021 —- —- —- —- —- The meat and liver of a great white shark have been seized by DOC following a search warrant at a residential address in Tauranga. A man who lives at the address is now assisting DOC investigators with their enquiries. The

Ireland: Legislation introduced make basking sharks a protected species

Ireland: Legislation introduced make basking sharks a protected species

News Release Social Democrats, Ireland 13 May, 2021 — — — — — — Basking sharks are one of our most treasured species, but unfortunately Irish governments have never protected them Social Democrats TD, and Spokesperson for the Environment, Jennifer Whitmore has today introduced a Bill to the Dáil to make basking sharks a protected species.

Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology

Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology

Joint News Release BASFLufthansa Cargo AGLufthansa Technik 03. May 2021 — — — — — — — Nature as a role model: Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology – From 2022, Lufthansa Cargo will equip all Boeing 777 freighters with AeroSHARK – Innovative surface technology from Lufthansa Technik and BASF improves fuel efficiency

Conviction of Illegal Shark Trafficker in New York

Conviction of Illegal Shark Trafficker in New York

Press Release New York Attorney General Letitia James 17. March 2021 — — — — — — — — — — Attorney General James and DEC Commissioner Seggos Announce Conviction of Illegal Shark Trafficker Joshua Seguine Kept Live Sharks in a Pool at His Home; Offered Them for Sale on the Internet Seguine Ordered to

Sri Lanka Coast Guard apprehended a fishing vessel with illegally harvested Longfin mako shark fins

Sri Lanka Coast Guard apprehended a fishing vessel with illegally harvested Longfin mako shark fins

Press Release Sri Lanka Coast Guard 08. February 2021 — — — — — — — — — Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel deployed at Mirissa Fishery Harbour for fishery monitoring and regulating duties apprehended a Multiday Fishing Vessel along with five fishermen in possession of illegally harvested ten (10) Longfin Mako Shark fins on

Shark Research with Global Reach in Turks and Caicos Islands

Shark Research with Global Reach in Turks and Caicos Islands

Press Release Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands 01. February 2021 —- —- —- —- —- —- —- For two weeks in January and February, a field research team from Beneath the Waves, a USA-based NGO, is in Turks and Caicos Islands. The team, under Dr Austin Gallagher, is carrying out marine fieldwork for

U.S. Virgin Islands: Guide to Common Sharks

U.S. Virgin Islands: Guide to Common Sharks

Press Release The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources 22. January 2021 —— —– —– —– —– —- Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources has announced that the Division of Fish and Wildlife has published a new guide to common sharks of the Virgin Islands with

Nov 2020: Great White Shark Caught in Kuril Islands

Nov 2020: Great White Shark Caught in Kuril Islands

H. Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 21. January 2021 In early November 2020, news broke out that Russian fishermen caught a large shark in the Kuril archipelago. The available information is very vague. But according to the source, the catch was made in the waters of Shikotan (an island in the southern Kurils). They shared photos