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Costa Rican fishermen kill 2,000 sharks in Colombia

Costa Rican fishermen kill 2,000 sharks in Colombia

Colombia condemns shark hunting in Colombian Pacific   By Alice Boyd, Colombia Reports, 14. October 2011 Colombia’s presidential advisor for biodiversity has condemned the killing of around 2,000 sharks in Colombian waters by Costa Rican fishermen. The sharks were killed in the Colombian Pacific just off Malpelo island, which has been declared a sanctuary of

Aussie Shark alert high after shark caught

Aussie Shark alert high after shark caught

Published by BigPond News, 14. October 2011 Summer is only around the corner, but Queenslanders are on high alert after a record-breaking tiger shark was caught off Main Beach on the Gold Coast yesterday. Measuring 3.8 metres and tipping the scales at a massive 470 kilograms, the shark was hooked when it bit a metre-long

Newborn White Shark caught in Russia

Newborn White Shark caught in Russia

Newborn Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias caught in Primorye Russia

Another Whale Shark caught in China

Another Whale Shark caught in China

Another Whale Shark caught in China Rhincodon typus

Wounded bull shark found in Florida

Wounded bull shark found in Florida

Perdido Key tourists looking for help for wounded bull shark   Written by Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Journal, 11. October 2011 A wounded, six-foot-long bull shark on Perdido Key is keeping beachgoers out of the water, this afternoon. Melissa Ward, of Montgomery, Ala., called the News Journal, in an effort to seek someone one to

Replica of Huge White Shark in Germany

Replica of Huge White Shark in Germany

Replica of Huge White Shark in Germany Carcharodon carcharias Thomas Winkler

Sixgill Shark caught in Albania

Sixgill Shark caught in Albania

Sixgill Shark netted in the Ionian Sea Hexanchus griseus Albania

Update on Porbeagle Shark sold in Netherlands

Update on Porbeagle Shark sold in Netherlands

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 10. October 2011 The auction of a porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus) in the Dutch city of Scheveningen last August (see here) has lead to an outcry from several European conservation groups. Here is an update on the situation: Binnenland Nieuws is reporting that the porbeagle shark had been caught by

310 kg Freshwater Stingray caught in Mekong River

310 kg Freshwater Stingray caught in Mekong River

310 kg Stingray caught in Mekong River Laos

Porbeagle shark displayed by UK fishmonger

Porbeagle shark displayed by UK fishmonger

Porbeagle shark displayed by UK fishmonger

Sharks drawn to caged tourists off South Australia

Sharks drawn to caged tourists off South Australia

By Rebecca Brice, 702 ABC Sydney, 07. October 2011 A plan has been drawn up to cut the number of permits for great white shark cage diving tours off the South Australian coast. Research has found the sharks’ behaviour has changed. The Neptune Islands near Port Lincoln are the only place in Australia where tourists

Shark price falls dramatically in Sri Lanka

Shark price falls dramatically in Sri Lanka

Fish prices plummet due to the increase of fish catch in the North   By Ridma Dissanayake, Daily News, 04. October 2011 Fish prices have substantially reduced due to the increase of the fish catch in the North, the Fisheries Corporation said. The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) chairman Maheel Senarathna said the fish prices are

Tiger shark caught in Brazil

Tiger shark caught in Brazil

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 03. October 2011 Date: 30. September 2011. Location: Orla da Atalaia, State of Sergipe, Brazil. Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ). Size: reported to be ca. 2 metres in length. The fishermen captured the shark in the vicinity of the Petrobras offshore oil-platforms, about 3.5 km from the coast.

New shark film for SA

New shark film for SA

By Mpume Madlal, IOL News  30 September 2011 Four cameramen have spent the past six weeks at uShaka Marine World, watching Cathy, the ragged-tooth shark, 24 hours a day, because if they lose concentration they could miss a magic moment. They want to be the first to capture on film a ragged-tooth shark giving birth.

Whale Shark caught in China

Whale Shark caught in China

Whale Shark caught in China Rhincodon typus