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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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Garden State Seafood Association strongly opposes the ‘‘Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016’’

The Garden State Seafood Association strongly opposes the ‘‘Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016’’

Press Release Garden State Seafood Association 23. June 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – Finning of sharks (the process of removing fins at sea and discarding the shark) is currently illegal in the U.S. and Garden State Seafood Association (GSSA) supports that law. The Shark Conservation Act...

Cathay Pacific statement on shark’s fin carriage

Cathay Pacific statement on shark’s fin carriage

Press Release Cathay Pacific Airways 22. June 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – – Cathay Pacific has a long standing commitment to play our role in a more sustainable world. We were one of the first airlines in the world to raise the awareness of the unsustainability...

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