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The Latest Notable Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region

The Latest Notable Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region

The following provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 15. June 2012 Notable Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region.Twenty-six Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region. Details on each specimen in descending chronological order :

Whale Shark dies at South Korean Aquarium

Whale Shark dies at South Korean Aquarium

One of two whale sharks at Aqua Planet Jeju dies   By Kim Doo Young, The Jeju Weekly, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Hanhwa Aqua Planet Jeju, located on the east side of the island at Seongsan, Seogwipo City, is facing questions after one of two whale sharks in its facility suddenly died. According to the

Sandtiger shark in English Channel

Sandtiger shark in English Channel

SPECIALISTS have been surprised after a Sandtiger Shark ran aground on the French coastline of the English Channel, even though it is normally found in deeper and warmer waters.

Recent Stingray Incidents

Recent Stingray Incidents

Ray pulls man to his death Luke Rawalai, The Fiji Times, Sunday, August 12, 2012 A 21-year-old man is dead after a tragic fishing trip on Friday. The body of the Naweni farmer of Cakaudrove was found by his companion. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the report yesterday, saying the deceased was found floating in

Malta: Increase in Dogfish landings in 2nd quarter this year

Malta: Increase in Dogfish landings in 2nd quarter this year

News Release National Statistics Office – Malta 6 August 2012 During the second quarter this year, the volume and wholesale value of fish landings increased by 5.1 and 22.7 per cent respectively. Fish Landings: Q2/2012 Fish landings in the second quarter this year amounted to 423,777 kilograms, an increase of 5.1 per cent over the

Nantucket adopts shark sighting policy after false report

Nantucket adopts shark sighting policy after false report

28. July 2012 Nantucket selectmen have endorsed a new beach policy after a supposed shark sighting July 18 at Fisherman’s Beach turned out to be a false alarm. The shark scare briefly closed three popular south shore beaches to swimming, but the sighting was actually an ocean sunfish, or mola mola, John Chisholm, of the

New alarms warn dolphins to steer clear of shark nets

New alarms warn dolphins to steer clear of shark nets

News Release Fisheries Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 23 July, 2012 New acoustic alarms are being trialled on the Gold Coast and Rainbow Beach north of the Sunshine Coast to help reduce the number of dolphins caught in shark control equipment. The alarms, known as pingers, have been attached to six of the

German court wants fugitive activist Paul Watson extradited

German court wants fugitive activist Paul Watson extradited

Published by Expatica 25/07/2012 A German court Wednesday called for the extradition to Costa Rica of Paul Watson, the founder of marine conservation group Sea Shepherd, as he had skipped bail and apparently left the country. The higher regional court in Frankfurt said Watson’s lawyer had informed it that he had left Germany “for an

Shark Tourism to be outlawed in Western Australia

Shark Tourism to be outlawed in Western Australia

Fisheries Minister Norman Moore today announced that regulations were being drafted for a State ban on targeted or dedicated shark tourism ventures, including cage diving operations, based on the attraction of sharks.

Three shark dive licences offered in South Australia

Three shark dive licences offered in South Australia

News Release Friday, June 29 2012 Shark dive licences offered Three licences to allow tourism operators to continue to take tourists cage diving with great white sharks have been offered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today. Under new licensing arrangements for this tourism activity confirmed in May this year, three licences

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2012 Lineup

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2012 Lineup

Shark Week’s 25th Anniversary: Discovery Channel Announces Lineup Posted: 06/27/2012 ( huffingtonpost.com ) Shark Week, cable’s longest running programming event, celebrates 25 years on August 12, kicking off at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery Channel. Among the programming is the search for the great white sharks of Seal Island, South Africa … and one in

Notable Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region

Notable Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region

The following provides a supplement and continuation of our previous post from 01 May 2012 Notable Recent Shark Catches from the Mediterranean Sea. Seventeen Recent Shark Records from the Mediterranean and European Region.

Half-ton whale shark caught in central Vietnam

Half-ton whale shark caught in central Vietnam

Published by Tuoitrenews, 10. June 2012 Tran Quang Son, a fisherman in the central province of Thu Thien Hue, net-caught a giant fish, that is thought to be a whale shark, off the province this morning. The species has a length of 4.5m and an estimated weight of 500 kilograms. There is a belief that

Japan’s Sharks and Rays tested on Radioactivity

Japan’s Sharks and Rays tested on Radioactivity

The Effect of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster on the Elasmobranch Fauna in Japan. Below are the latest results of the tests on levels of radioactive Caesium (Caesium-134 and Caesium-137) found in muscle tissue of elasmobranch species (sharks, skates and rays).

Workshop Offers New Job Opportunities for Former Shark Fishermen in Maldives

Workshop Offers New Job Opportunities for Former Shark Fishermen in Maldives

Former shark fishermen learn farming and aquaculture at M&S-sponsored workshop   By Musliha Hassan, Minivan News, 29. May 2012 Mohamed Rauf is a father of three from Kanditheemu in Shaviyani Atoll. Like most fishermen in his island, he took up shark fishing as a means to provide for his family. For three years Rauf’s family

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