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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

Discover Qatar Launches ‘Whale Sharks of Qatar’ Expedition

Discover Qatar Launches ‘Whale Sharks of Qatar’ Expedition

Press Release Qatar Airways 07. December 2020 — — — — — — — — — — Discover Qatar Announces the Launch of its Very First Expedition Cruise The ‘Whale Sharks of Qatar’ expedition cruise will provide guests with a unique opportunity to observe one of the world’s largest gathering of the world’s biggest fish

Declining sawfish species prioritised for conservation status escalation

Declining sawfish species prioritised for conservation status escalation

Press Release Australian Marine Conservation Society 16. October 2020 — — — — — — — — — Conservation groups and scientists have welcomed news that a species of sawfish found in northern Australia has been prioritised for uplisting to endangered by the Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley. The largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis) is the

AUS Greens: Ministers must review lethal shark measures

AUS Greens: Ministers must review lethal shark measures

Press Release Senator Peter Whish-WilsonAustralian Greens (Tasmania) 09. October 2020 — — — — — — — — — — Meeting of Environment Ministers must review lethal shark measures Senator Peter Whish-Wilson calls on the upcoming Meeting of Environment Ministers to review lethal shark mitigation measures as a priority agenda item. This comes at the

Jaws boat to return on the 45th year anniversary of the movie

Jaws boat to return on the 45th year anniversary of the movie

Press Release Return Of The Orca 18. July 2020 — — — — — — — — The Orca, Quint’s legendary boat from the film Jaws, is being recreated by the original people involved in the blockbuster who designed and built her for the film released in 1975. Rather than hunting the great white shark,

Merchant pleads guilty to illegal selling of shark fin in Portland market

Merchant pleads guilty to illegal selling of shark fin in Portland market

News Release Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Tuesday, June 23, 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — — PORTLAND, Ore.—Illegal shark fin sales in a Portland grocery store marks the first conviction under an Oregon law that prohibits possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark fins. The June 4

NZ Shark Cage Diving Bill voted down in Parliament

NZ Shark Cage Diving Bill voted down in Parliament

Press Release New Zealand National Party 18. June 2020 —- — — — — — — — — — — A Members Bill to provide best practice regulations for shark cage diving activities has been rejected by the Government, MP for Invercargill Sarah Dowie says. “My Shark Cage Diving (Permitting and Safety) Bill was drawn

Texas: Charges Filed For Sale Of Shark Fin Soup

Texas: Charges Filed For Sale Of Shark Fin Soup

News ReleasesTexas Parks & Wildlife Department Game Warden Field NotesMay 15, 2020 — — — — — — — — — — ……FIN-itoTwo Harris County game wardens were searching the web when they saw a restaurant advertising shark’s fin and shredded chicken soup on their menu. The wardens visited the location and inspected the restaurant’s

Record Seizure of Shark Fins in Hong Kong

Record Seizure of Shark Fins in Hong Kong

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 06. May 2020 — — — — — — — —- — — — Hong Kong Customs makes record seizure of smuggled scheduled dried shark fins Hong Kong Customs detected two smuggling cases of scheduled dried shark fins at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo

Taiwan: Heavy fines for shark finning and retention of prohibited species

Taiwan: Heavy fines for shark finning and retention of prohibited species

Press Release Fisheries Agency of Taiwan 10. April 2020 — — — — — — — — — — Fisheries Agency of Taiwan reaffirms its determination to combat IUU fishing To combat IUU fishing, the Fisheries Agency of Taiwan recently imposed severe sanctions on several cases of fishing vessels committing serious violations. The Fisheries Agency

You saw sawfish!

You saw sawfish!

Media Release Sharks and Rays Australia (SARA) 27. February 2020 — — — — — — — — — — — Hundreds of citizen science sightings reveal opportunities to protect Australia’s four iconic sawfish species Sawfish photos and footage, and scientists available for interview. New hotspots for green sawfish in Weipa and Karratha. A sawfish