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Hawaii: Boat Crewman Charged for Feeding Sharks

Hawaii: Boat Crewman Charged for Feeding Sharks

News Release Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources 01. November 2018 —— — — — — — — — — — (Honolulu) – Just before 10:30 this morning DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officers monitoring fishing activities on the first day of the Akule (Big Eye Scad) season, off Haleiwa on O‘ahu’s

Taiwanese fishing vessel fined for illegal shark catch

Taiwanese fishing vessel fined for illegal shark catch

Press Release Fisheries Agency , Agency of the Council of Agriculture of the Taiwan (ROC) 04. October 2018 — — — — — — — — — Investigations on the cases of fishing vessel Fuh Sheng No.11 and Chin Chang No.6 concluded, and serious punishment imposed The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan has finished investigation on

Protection removed for endangered Hammerhead sharks in Great Barrier Reef

Protection removed for endangered Hammerhead sharks in Great Barrier Reef

Media Release Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) 12. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Humane Society International (HSI) today expressed disappointment at the Senate’s failure to block a move by former Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg to deny protection to an

Scalloped Hammerhead: Iconic Queensland fishery saved

Scalloped Hammerhead: Iconic Queensland fishery saved

Press Release Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) 13. September 2018 — — — — — — — —- — “Today (September 12, 2018) the Senate voted against a disallowance put forward by Senator Whish-Wilson regarding Scallop Hammerhead sharks in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP),” Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) CEO Jane Lovell said. “We thank

NZ Shark cage diving operations closed down by Court of Appeal

NZ Shark cage diving operations closed down by Court of Appeal

Press Release Seafood New Zealand 05. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — In a major victory for paua divers and the local Stewart Island community, the Court of Appeal has ruled that shark cage diving constitutes “hunting or killing” great white sharks and is therefore an offence under the

Better protection for sharks needed as Spanish boat detained on suspicion of illegally shark finning in Irish waters

Better protection for sharks needed as Spanish boat detained on suspicion of illegally shark finning in Irish waters

Press Release Irish Wildlife Trust 03. September 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — – The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has written to Ministers Michael Creed (Agriculture, Food and the Marine) and Josepha Madigan (Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) appealing for them to strengthen protections for sharks and other threatened

Gulf State Park Pier to Offer Limited Shark Fishing

Gulf State Park Pier to Offer Limited Shark Fishing

News Release Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 16. June 2018 — — — — — — — The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is implementing a pilot program for a permitted managed shark fishing season at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Fishing Pier. The first two events will take place on

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