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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...

Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Media Release City of Cape Town 11. April 2016 ———————- The City of Cape Town’s partner, the Shark Spotters, has been recognised for their valuable contribution to enhancing the safety of all visitors to in-shore areas. This includes their implementation of the effective shark exclusion net, public education programmes, and cutting-edge research. The City...

Bahamas: Tiger shark killing condemned by BNT

Bahamas: Tiger shark killing condemned by BNT

News Release The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) 04. March 2016 ————————– THE BNT SPEAKS OUT ON THE NEEDLESS KILLING OF SHARKS The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has been made aware of the killing of a mature tiger shark in the Exuma Cays in early March. The BNT would like to remind the general public...

Whale shark interaction with Geelong Star

Whale shark interaction with Geelong Star

News Release The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) 24 February 2016 ———————- Whale shark interaction – video footage consistent with observer report On 11 February 2016, the fishing vessel Geelong Star had an interaction with whale shark while fishing in the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF). AFMA has now reviewed the video footage from the...

MSC places embargo on shipments of shark-related products

MSC places embargo on shipments of shark-related products

News Release MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) 21. January 2016 ————— MSC’s continued support for the preservation of marine wildlife with immediate ban on shark fin consignments. As part of MSC’s ongoing commitment to preserving the marine environment, the company has placed an embargo on any consignment containing shark fins or other shark-related products, with...

Florida: Shark found in condominium pool in Lake Worth

Florida: Shark found in condominium pool in Lake Worth

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report January 8, 2016 through January 14, 2016 ( … ) PALM BEACH COUNTY Officer Newman responded to a shark placed in a condominium pool on the ICW in Lake Worth. The complainant advised that she observed two young white...

Texas: U.S. Coast Guard confiscates 44 illegally caught sharks

Texas: U.S. Coast Guard confiscates 44 illegally caught sharks

News Release U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Corpus Christi 09. January  2016 —————– Coast Guard seizes more than 3,000 pounds of shark, snapper from multiple lanchas in Gulf of Mexico CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 3,249 pounds of illegal catch from three Mexican fishing boats poaching in waters off South Padre Island...

WA: Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle

WA: Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 05. January 2016 ————————— Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle Fisheries is investigating reports of a shark strapped to the front of a 4WD vehicle in Safety Bay. A member of the public made a report to the Department on the afternoon of January 4. Metropolitan Regional...

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