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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Press Release The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 29. December 2017 — — — — — — — — Hong Kong Customs today (December 29) seized about 464 kilograms of dried shark fins of suspected scheduled hammerhead sharks with an estimated market value of about $370,000 from a container at the Kwai

FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

News Release Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office announced charges against three individuals connected to a video of a shark being dragged behind a boat

Hong Kong: Shark’s tail skin found to contain excessive mercury

Hong Kong: Shark’s tail skin found to contain excessive mercury

Centre for Food Safety (CFS) The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 10. November 2017 — — — — — — — — — CFS urges public not to consume shark’s tail skin found to contain excessive mercury The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (November

L.A.’s front yard—is home to one of the largest nurseries for white sharks in the world,

L.A.’s front yard—is home to one of the largest nurseries for white sharks in the world,

Scientist Reveals Why Great White Sharks Are Targeting California’s Shallow Waters Santa Monica Bay is a hot spot for the species On Memorial Day weekend in 2016, a triathlete set out on a mile-and-a-half swim that would take her from the entrance of Newport Harbor along a buoy line, an area often used by bathers.

Texas: Restaurant Investigated for Illegal Sale of Shark Fin Soup

Texas: Restaurant Investigated for Illegal Sale of Shark Fin Soup

Press Release Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 27. October 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — ……… Special of the Day Dallas area game wardens received a request from the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington D.C. to look into the possible illegal possession and/or sale of shark fins for

Live Sharks Seized From Basement Of New York Home

Live Sharks Seized From Basement Of New York Home

Press Release Department of Environmental Conservation, New York 06. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — ECO Actions for Late August Sharks in a Pool – Dutchess County On August 23, ECOs executed a search warrant at a residence in Lagrangeville suspected of harboring illegal wildlife. ENCON Police were joined by

Sustainable Shark Alliance Opposes Unnecessary Bill Threatening to Shut Down U.S Shark Fisheries

Sustainable Shark Alliance Opposes Unnecessary Bill Threatening  to Shut Down U.S Shark Fisheries

Press Release Sustainable Shark Alliance 12. May 2017 — — — — — — — — — — The future of sustainable U.S. shark fisheries is threatened by a renewed push by environmental groups to pass an unnecessary law that will do little to dent the illegal global shark trade, while penalizing responsible U.S. fishermen.

Spain: 8 metres Basking shark landed in Alicante Province

Spain: 8 metres Basking shark landed in Alicante Province

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 27. April 2017 Date: reported on 27th of April 2017 Location: Calp, Marina Alta, Valencian Community, Spain Species: Basking shark (Cetrorhinus maximus) Size: said to be 7,43 metres in length. Sex: male A record from the western Mediterranean Sea. The specimen was caught accidentally by a commercial trawler about 16

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Greece: Basking shark caught in Crete

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 11.04.2017 Date: reported on 06th of April 2017 Location: Agia Galini, Crete Island, Greece. Species: Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Size: said to be up to 7 metres in length. Sources: e-mesara and Eπιλεκτικά Selectively (video embedded below). The specimen was found entangled in a fishing net in the Gulf of

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Greece: Two records of Thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 01. April 2017 Please find below the short report on two recent catches of thresher sharks from the Argolic Gulf (located in the Aegean Sea off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Greece). 1st Specimen : Date: reported on 21st of March 2017 Location: Nea Kios, Peloponnese, Greece Species: Bigeye

Moana New Zealand outraged by shark fin removal

Moana New Zealand outraged by shark fin removal

Press Release Moana NZ 23. February 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Iwi owned fishing company Moana New Zealand is outraged that a dead shark with its fin removed has washed up on Onepoto Beach in the Hicks Bay. CEO Carl Carrington says “We do not condone this sort of

NZ: DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

NZ: DOC finalises shark cage diving permits

Media Release DOC Department of Conservation 23. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — DOC has reissued temporary permits for shark cage diving operators off Rakiura/Stewart Island. DOC’s Southern South Island Operations Director Allan Munn says DOC wasn’t in a position to grant the new applications before the

Two men in trouble for removing jaws of dead Great white shark

Two men in trouble for removing jaws of dead Great white shark

News Release Fisheries Victoria 16. August 2016 — — — — — — — — — — Two young men who removed the jaws of a dead Great white shark have found themselves in trouble with the law. The men came across the 2m shark on the 90 Mile Beach, east of Seaspray. They decided

UASC prohibits shipment of shark fin

UASC prohibits shipment of shark fin

News Release United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) 03. August 2016 — — — — — — — — — — As part of a commitment made to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) earlier this year, UASC has prohibited the carriage of shark fin and shark fin related products. WWF estimates that overfishing of sharks has

Emerald Isle imposes restriction on shark chumming

Emerald Isle imposes restriction on shark chumming

News Release Town of Emerald Isle, North Carolina 13. July 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – Shark “Chumming” Activities Restricted to Night Hours ONLY, Permitted from 8pm – 8 am ONLY, Prohibited from 8 am – 8 pm In response to recent shark incidents in Carteret County and

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