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Industry challenges skate and ray sustainability reporting

Industry challenges skate and ray sustainability reporting

News Release Seafish 03. September 2013 —————— Negative perceptions damaging commercial interests of UK catches A recent report from the University of Salford, which was perceived to suggest that some skate and ray sold in UK supermarkets are from declining species, has been challenged by the UK fishing industry. The industry, along with Seafish and

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013

Noteworthy Shark Records from Mediterranean and European Waters – March to August 2013

The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 26. March 2013 Noteworthy Recent Shark Records From Mediterranean And Adjacent Waters. Thirty-eight noteworthy recent Elasmobranch records from Mediterranean and European waters ( reported from 23. March 2013 to 30. August 2013 ).

Australian Greens announce new initiative to boost shark research

Australian Greens announce new initiative to boost shark research

Media Release The Australian Greens 18. August 2013 ———————- At the end of science week, the Australian Greens have announced a new initiative to identify the threats facing Australia’s shark population. Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on marine and fisheries said today that more research was needed on sharks, and that this research and

First documented catch of a Greenland shark in the Gulf of Mexico

First documented catch of a Greenland shark in the Gulf of Mexico

A Florida State University research ship has returned from its first extended voyage, collecting more than 400 fishes in the northeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine life.

Shark Week crashes Shark Year

Shark Week crashes Shark Year

Shark Week crashes Shark Year Discovery Channel “Shark Week” crashes “Shark Year Magazine” 11. August 2013 We thought when we started SYM we would go with a large hosting company GoDaddy.com and use one of their better hosting plans. Shark Week caused so much traffic going to SYM the GoDaddy.com servers crashed. It took GoDaddy.com

Shark Week 2013 breaks all viewership records

Shark Week 2013 breaks all viewership records

Press Release Discovery Channel 06. August 2013 ———————- MEGALODON Scores Highest Rated and Most Watched SHARK Week telecast in SHARK WEEK History with 4.8 Million Viewers P2+ – SHARK AFTER DARK grabs 2.1 Million Viewers Discovery’s SHARK WEEK 2013 broke all viewership records in the 26 year history of SHARK WEEK on Sunday August 4

Tourism WA’s adopted whale shark named after teenage tumour victim

Tourism WA’s adopted whale shark named after teenage tumour victim

Media Release Tourism Western Australia 31st July 2013 ——————– A seven metre male whale shark tagged in the Ningaloo Marine Park and ‘adopted’ by Tourism WA has been named ‘Boo Boo’ in honour of a 15 year-old Perth boy who died six  months ago from a brain tumour. Trent D’Silva swam with the whale sharks

Shark Year Magazine – Al Brenneka – in SRI Shark Celebrity Auction

Shark Year Magazine – Al Brenneka – in SRI Shark Celebrity Auction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Photos Available on request   YOU SEE THEM ON SHARK WEEK – GET TO KNOW THEM IN PERSON   Some of the world’s top shark celebrities  scientists, TV hosts,  underwater photographers, filmmakers and conservationists    are on the auction block at Bidding for Good during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

OCEARCH Great White Shark Tracking Expedition off Cape Cod

OCEARCH Great White Shark Tracking Expedition off Cape Cod

Shark Year Magazine, 01. August 2013 Below is copy of the Research Permit issued to Chris Fisher ( OCEARCH ) by the Masschusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. It was made public by ‘ White Shark Video ‘, a nonprofit corporation in California. The permit allows OCEARCH to ‘ take and possess white sharks for scientific

Professional Association of Diving launches bottle into the sea off Reunion Island

Professional Association of Diving launches bottle into the sea off Reunion Island

The shark crisis on Reunion Island in a no-swimming area has not spared the diving industry. On Thursday, July 25, the Association of Diving Professionals (GPP), with the support of the Reunion Island Tourism Board (IRT), decided to invite the media to a press conference to take stock of the diving sector to date, as

Reunion Island – Sharks take back the Ocean – Humans Stay out or face fines…

Reunion Island – Sharks take back the Ocean – Humans Stay out or face fines…

An immediate prohibition of swimming, surfing and bodyboarding within the coastal strip of 300 meters from shore in the department of Reunion until October 1st, 2013. In response to a surge in shark attacks, government officials in Reunion Island have banned surfing outside of the island’s lagoons until October 1 of this year. Anyone caught surfing

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2013

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2013

Press Release Discovery Channel 01. July 2013 —————– SHARK WEEK RETURNS TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL WITH THE MOST HOURS OF SHARK PROGRAMMING EVER The 26th Annual Shark Week Kicks Off August 4 (Silver Spring, MD) SHARK WEEK, television’s longest running must-see summer TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on Sunday, August 4 at 8PM. Building upon

Florida: Dealers Charged for Illegal Harvest and Sale of Nurse Sharks

Florida: Dealers Charged for Illegal Harvest and Sale of Nurse Sharks

Press Release The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2013 ——————- Marine Life Dealers Charged for Illegal Harvest and Sale of Nurse Sharks Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Otha Easley, Acting Special Agent in Charge for the National Oceanic

Paddle Out for Sharks 2013

Paddle Out for Sharks 2013

Press Release Paddle Out for Sharks 10. June 2013 ——————- More than 130 conservationists, divers, surfers, scientists, anglers and paddlers celebrated World Oceans Day 2013 by ‘Paddling Out’ to the shark nets at Scottburgh Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to highlight the lack of management of sharks as a species and resource in South Africa and

State Marine Experts Detect White Shark Off Cape Cod Coast

State Marine Experts Detect White Shark Off Cape Cod Coast

Media Advisory Energy and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts For Immediate Release – June 07, 2013 —————————————————— Shark that was tagged in 2011 returns to Massachusetts waters BOSTON – Friday, June 7, 2013 – On Tuesday, May 28, biologists from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) detected a white shark off Monomoy. This is a 13-foot