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Greens seek Federal examination of WA proposal to destroy sharks

Greens seek Federal examination of WA proposal to destroy sharks

Media Release Australian Greens 5th October 2012 Australian Greens spokesperson on marine and fisheries issues, Senator Rachel Siewert, has asked the Federal Government to look at the WA Government proposal to destroy sharks off WA’s coast. “I have written to the Federal Environment Minister, Mr Burke about this issue, given the considerable actions being proposed

Discussion paper on shark cage diving released by Tasmania

Discussion paper on shark cage diving released by Tasmania

News Release Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment / Tasmania October 2012 Shark-Cage Diving and Use of Berley for Fishing and Ecotourism Public comments are invited by 31 October 2012. A paper canvassing views regarding the regulation of shark-cage diving and associated activities. There has been speculation regarding the possible development of a

Palau wins Future Policy Award for its Shark Haven Act

Palau wins Future Policy Award for its Shark Haven Act

Press release – for immediate release The World Future Council 26. September 2012 Saving oceans and coasts – outstanding political solutions Future Policy Award 2012 goes to Palau In the small Micronesian Republic local people live in peace with sharks / Exemplary policies from Namibia and the Philippines win Silver Awards New York, 26 September

Shark fin bans ensnare New England fishermen

Shark fin bans ensnare New England fishermen

By Beth Daley, The Boston Globe, 16. September 2012 SIX MILES OFF CHATHAM — Greg Walinski leaned over the side of his boat and pulled spiny dogfish one by one off hooks he hauled from 70 feet below. Within an hour, the floor of the Alicia Ann was writhing with hundreds of the 3-foot-long, yellow-eyed

Chatham: The presence of sharks and tagging of 20 ft great white closes Lighthouse Beach

Chatham: The presence of sharks and tagging of 20 ft great white closes Lighthouse Beach

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS & SWIMMERS 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. September 13, 2012 Note by SYM:  Please see also the related previous notice from August 29. Chatham: East-facing Ocean Beaches closed due to white shark activity Effective immediately, by order of the Harbormaster, Lighthouse Beach is closed to swimming until further notice. Yesterday the Division of

Great White Shark caught in Corsica and other Shark Records from France

Great White Shark caught in Corsica and other Shark Records from France

A great white shark from Corsica (Specimen No.1) and two noteworthy recent shark records (Specimen No. 2 and 3) from France. We have received the news from the Corsica – Mediterranean Shark Research Group that a juvenile great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ) was recently caught in a fishing net off the French island of Corsica.

Dead Great White Shark found beached in Rhode Island

Dead Great White Shark found beached in Rhode Island

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 01. September 2012 The carcass of a great white shark Carcharodon carcharias washed ashore in Westport (Rhode Island) on Saturday, September 1st. Gary Severa spotted the fish in the surf while he was fishing at Brayton Point. The angler used his fishing rod to estimate the length of the shark.

DENR-7 supports move to stop whale shark feeding in Oslob

DENR-7 supports move to stop whale shark feeding in Oslob

By Hazel F. Gloria Thursday 30th of August 2012 CEBU CITY, August 30 (PIA) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 will support moves to stop tourists and scuba divers in Oslob, Cebu from feeding whale sharks or Rhincodon typus. DENR 7 will hold consultation meetings or dialogues with the Bureau of

Chatham: East-facing Ocean Beaches closed due to white shark activity

Chatham: East-facing Ocean Beaches closed due to white shark activity

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS & SWIMMERS 5:00 p.m. E.S.T. August 29, 2012 Over the last several days, the Town of Chatham has received information from private parties, state division of marine fisheries and commercial fishermen that has led us to conclude that white shark activity has apparently increased in the vicinity of Chatham’s eastern, ocean

Public warned to keep out of water around whale carcass in Pahoa

Public warned to keep out of water around whale carcass in Pahoa

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR CHAIRPERSON For Immediate Release: August 23, 2012 Signs posted on coastline – sharks actively feeding HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources is warning the public to keep out of the nearshore and ocean waters off Pahoa, due

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

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