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Thailand: DMCR investigates Whale shark capture

Thailand: DMCR investigates Whale shark capture

Press Release National News Bureau of Thailand 19. May 2018 — — — — — — — — — DMCR launches investigation into illegal shark whale hunt off Phuket BANGKOK, 19 May 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has launched investigation into the reported hunting for a shark whale off

734 pounds of shark seized by US Coast Guard

734 pounds of shark seized by US Coast Guard

Press Release United States Coast Guard 12. April 2018 — —- —- — — — — – Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Wednesday morning.

World record tagged shark recapture

World record tagged shark recapture

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 21. March 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — A recreational fisher has caught and released a grey nurse shark that was tagged by Fisheries scientists east of Esperance 23 years ago. This is believed to be a world record for the longest time

North Carolina: Jones to level the playing field for ENC shark fishermen

North Carolina: Jones to level the playing field for ENC shark fishermen

Press Release Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) 15. March 2018 — — — — — — — — — JONES TAKES ACTIONS TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR ENC SHARK FISHERMEN WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is working again to level the playing field for Eastern North Carolina shark fishermen.  This week,

Samoa hosts first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium

Samoa hosts first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium

Press Release Government of Samoa 01. March 2018 — — — — — — — — — — Pacific history was made with the very first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium opening in Samoa today, demonstrating global leadership from the island region in protecting and conserving Pacific sharks and rays. The world’s first regional shark sanctuary,

Illegal shark fishing evidence sparks investigation

Illegal shark fishing evidence sparks investigation

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 01. February 2018 — — — — — — — — Discovery of illegal shark fishing evidence sparks an investigation ​Three illegally caught tiger sharks cut up and left on a Perth beach Anyone with information is asked to call FishWatch on 1800 815 507 Fishers urged to

NZ: Tests find endangered dolphin killed by shark

NZ: Tests find endangered dolphin killed by shark

Media Release Department of Conservation, New Zealand 25. January 2018 — — — — — — — — An endangered dolphin found washed up at Port Waikato at the weekend, was the victim of a shark attack, a post mortem examination shows. The Māui or Hector’s dolphin was recovered by a DOC ranger on Sunday

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

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