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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

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 Whale Shark Trust led by...

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'.

43 tons of shark fins padded with sodium hydroxide sold

43 tons of shark fins padded with sodium hydroxide sold

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 weight

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 shark

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, south

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 a

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 a

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 ).