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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

Texas Game Wardens Bite Down on Shark Finning Offenders in Houston, Dallas

Texas Game Wardens Bite Down on Shark Finning Offenders in Houston, Dallas

News Release Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 5. February 2020 — — — — — — — — — — AUSTIN— Texas Game Wardens are filing several Class B misdemeanor charges on 10 restaurants and markets in the Houston and Dallas area for selling shark fins and shark fin products. “Protecting the many shark species

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