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Shark fin DNA test results from British Columbia, Canada

Shark fin DNA test results from British Columbia, Canada

Published by the Vancouver Animal Defense League on 04. December 2012 The results of the DNA tests of 59 shark fin samples that were purchased in Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia, 2012. Related PDF : HERE Click on image for larger view

Costa Rica Coast Guard Accidental Shark Fin Bust!

Costa Rica Coast Guard Accidental Shark Fin Bust!

Costa Rica News – Although an accident the Costa Rica Coast Guard captured a fishing boat on which they found 15 kilos of shark fins and a weight of 1,500 kilos of sailfish. That’s right Costa Rica’s shark fin ban is producing huge results……a whopping 33 pounds of shark fins. The problem is solved. (By

Taiwan: Fishermen catch a third Great white shark off East Coast

Taiwan: Fishermen catch a third Great white shark off East Coast

According to Taiwanese media reports, fishermen have caught another great white shark off the island's east coast. The specimen marks the third capture of an adult white shark in Taiwan since late October.

Bid to link shark attacks to sheep exports

Bid to link shark attacks to sheep exports

Bid to link shark attacks to sheep exports A GROUP of shark conservationists has called for more research on a potential link between attacks on humans and dead sheep thrown into the ocean by the live export trade. Western Australians for Shark Conservation (WASC) is trying to revive debate on the issue, which was raised

Another Great White Shark caught off Taiwan

Another Great White Shark caught off Taiwan

Fishermen have netted another great white shark off the eastern coast of Taiwan. This happened last Friday (November 2nd) in the waters of the Fengbin Township in Hualien County.

Tagged White Shark caught and eaten in Mozambique

Tagged White Shark caught and eaten in Mozambique

Press Release OCEARCH October 30, 2012 Tagged White Shark Brenda Captured, Killed by Mozambique Fishermen It has been confirmed that a 3.6 meter female White Shark tagged 8 March 2012 in Mossel Bay by the non-profit group OCEARCH and a team of leading South African scientists was captured and killed off the coast of Mozambique.  Caught

Western Australia: Officers euthanize injured mako shark off Rottnest

Western Australia: Officers euthanize injured mako shark off Rottnest

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia Sunday 28 October 2012 Injured mako shark destroyed off Rottnest Fisheries and Marine Officers have today euthanized a severely injured 2.7 metre mako shark, which had been assessed and tagged by the Department of Fisheries WA over the past 24 hours. Although any shark is capable of inflicting

Huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia

Huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia

Report on a huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia. Recent records on an adult great white shark from Taiwan ( Specimen No.1 ) and a juvenile whale shark from southern Fujian province in China ( Specimen No. 2 ).

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.