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Proposed Waa Whale Shark project Opposed in a Public Hearing

Proposed Waa Whale Shark project Opposed in a Public Hearing

The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) organized a public hearing on the Waa Whale Shark project at Waa girls Secondary school in Kwale County. Members of the public were asked to give their opinion on the project based on the Environmental Assessment Impact (EIA) report that was submitted to NEMA by the East Africa...

Fossil Shark Teeth to Become North Carolina State Symbol

Fossil Shark Teeth to Become North Carolina State Symbol

On May 6th, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted unanimously to add the teeth of a legendary extinct shark species to the list of official state symbols. The related House Bill 830 is entitled as 'An Act To Adopt An Official State Fossil, Frog, Salamander, Marsupial, Folk Art and Art Medium'.Chosun Daily News, Japanese Edition, April 30th, 2013 ( Translation by Adam Peyman / Humane Society International ) ( South Korea ) – Buson Coastguard issued an arrest warrant for a Taiwanese tradesman and a South Korean food processing company representative on the 29th under charges of selling 43 tons of shark fins, the...

Basking Shark Lands on Misquamicut Beach

Basking Shark Lands on Misquamicut Beach

Media Release NOAA Fisheries Service 30. April 2013 ——————– You never know when the phone will ring, bearing data. You might be doing a little yard work like Lisa Natanson was on Sunday. Then she got word that a basking shark was beached just a few minutes from her home. Natanson is an NEFSC...

200kg Stingray Seized By Tasmania Police

200kg Stingray Seized By Tasmania Police

Media Release Tasmania Police Friday, 19 April 2013 – 5:20pm Illegal Shark Fishing On the 6th of April, police from the Northern Marine Services, seized a 200kg Stingray which had been caught in York Cove, George Town.  The Stingray measured almost two meters in diameter.  The Tamar River is a designated Shark Refuge Area,...

Ill-Advised Tourism ‘Adventure’ Threatens Kenyan Whale Sharks

Ill-Advised Tourism ‘Adventure’ Threatens Kenyan Whale Sharks

News Release Born Free Foundation 27. March 2013 Born Free Foundation and international marine experts are outraged KENYA, 27th March, 2013.  Widespread opposition between the company Seaquarium Ltd in Kenya and wildlife conservation groups and marine scientists is mounting related to a proposal to begin catching wild migrating whale sharks for public display in...

Diver in court for illegally killing shark

Diver in court for illegally killing shark

By Matt Wright, abc-7 Reporter 04. April 2013 A Naples man is on trial accused of illegally killing a shark. Wednesday, he told the judge it was all in self defense. The judge found Steve Moriconi guilty on all four misdemeanor counts in the shark killing case. He has to pay court costs and...

Noteworthy Recent Shark Records From Mediterranean And Adjacent Waters

Noteworthy Recent Shark Records From Mediterranean And Adjacent Waters

The following list provides a supplement and continuation of our previous posts from 06. January 2013 Notes on Sharks recently recorded from the Mediterranean and European Region. Twenty-nine notable recent shark records from Mediterranean and adjacent waters ( reported from 06. January 2013 to 25. March 2013 ). ...

Shark fears bite business at dive school

Shark fears bite business at dive school

Daniel Mercer, The West Australian, March 18, 2013 One of Perth’s biggest scuba diving businesses has had to offer extraordinary discounts to lure people into the water after an unprecedented spate of shark attacks slashed its profitability. Perth Diving Academy, which has shops in Hillarys and Balcatta and runs diving courses off Perth, said...

Operation Shark Fin Launched in Texas

Operation Shark Fin Launched in Texas

Operation Shark Fin, a four-day, around-the-clock Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement effort along the lower coast aimed at disrupting trans-national criminal organizations engaged in illegal commercial fishing and other activities in the Gulf of Mexico, the Rio Grande, and Lake Falcon has resulted in the seizure of 17,500 feet of long lines,...

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