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NZ First calls for halt to shark dives while evidence collected

NZ First calls for halt to shark dives while evidence collected

Press Release New Zealand First Party – Clayton Mitchell MP – Spokesperson for Labour and Industrial Relations 12. December 2014 —————————- Calling for a Halt to Shark Dives While Evidence Collected New Zealand First wants a moratorium on shark diving until more research is done on potential dangers to paua divers. “Safety in our waters

NZ shark cage diving permits issued for two years

NZ shark cage diving permits issued for two years

Media Release Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai 11. December 2014 ———————— DOC issues shark cage diving permits The Department of Conservation has imposed strict rules to ensure great white sharks are not harmed by underwater cage diving operations around Stewart Island/Rakiura and the activity is confined to one location to minimise the impact on

South Australia: 10-year licence extensions offered to shark dive operators

South Australia: 10-year licence extensions offered to shark dive operators

News Release Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia Leon Bignell, Minister for Tourism Ian Hunter, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation 25. November 2014 ————————— Shark cage diving extension to create more tourism jobs Australia’s shark cage diving industry is set to boom, with the announcement of extended licences for operators at Port Lincoln. In

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – May 2014 to October 2014

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Atlantic Waters – May 2014 to October 2014

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 21. November 2014 The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 12. May 2014 Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – September 2013 to April 2014   Details on each specimen in descending chronological order : Although all entries have been carefully

Whale shark capital Donsol to have better road access by 2016

Whale shark capital Donsol to have better road access by 2016

News Release Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 17. October 2014 ———————— The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently working on two tourism road projects that will further boost the tourism potential of Donsol Sorsogon, the “Whale Shark Capital of the world”. DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the implementation of

Brazil: Fine imposed for mistreatment of hammerhead shark

Brazil: Fine imposed for mistreatment of hammerhead shark

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 10. October 2014 The Environmental Institute of Paraná ( Instituto Ambiental do Paraná, IAP ) has fined a ‘fisherman’ for dragging a live hammerhead shark through the streets of Guaratuba last sunday, 05. October ( other source: 05. September ). The shark had been found washed up on the

Great White Shark allegedly caught in the Russian Far East – August 2014

Great White Shark allegedly caught in the Russian Far East – August 2014

Russian fishermen reportedly caught an adult Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ) off the coast of Sakhalin which is an island in the North Pacific Ocean. Embedded below is a video showing the landing of the specimen. The footage was uploaded on Youtube on 31. August 2014.

SSACN deliver key note speech at Dutch Sharkatag

SSACN deliver key note speech at Dutch Sharkatag

Press Release Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network ( SSACN ) 19. August 2014 ——————— This year the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network’s (SSACN) Chair, Ian Burrett, was the key-note speaker at the opening of the Dutch Skarkatag Event run by Sportvisseriej Nederland (Sports Fishing Netherland). Ian’s 15 minute presentation to over 100 VIP’s including politicians,

Discovery Channel reels in highest ratings for Shark Week in 27 years, shattering viewership records

Discovery Channel reels in highest ratings for Shark Week in 27 years, shattering viewership records

Press Release Discovery Channel 11. August 2014 ————————- (Los Angeles, Calif.) Discovery’s SHARK WEEK 2014 broke viewership records pulling in the highest ratings in its 27-year history on Sunday August 10, earning a historic 2.27 P25-54 rating and delivering 3.64 million total viewers P2+ delivery. This is the highest-rated evening ever for SHARK WEEK to

Shark Week returns to Discovery Channel with more hours of shark programming than ever before

Shark Week returns to Discovery Channel with more hours of shark programming than ever before

Press Release Discovery Channel 23. June 2014 —————— -The 27th Annual Shark Week Kicks Off August 10- (Silver Spring, MD) SHARK WEEK, television’s longest running must-see summer TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on Sunday, August 10. Building upon last year’s 11 shark-filled specials, a whopping 13 SHARK WEEK shows coupled with a live talk

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