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Shark Fisherman fined in Reunion

Shark Fisherman fined in Reunion

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 14. September 2011 A fisherman found himself in the Criminal Court of Saint-Denis, on La Reunion Island , after killing a large bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) in Saint-Gilles last February. The 3 metres long predator (photo) was caught the day after a surfer had been severely injured by a shark

Rare shark caught in Turkey

Rare shark caught in Turkey

Date: reported on 11. September 2011. Location: Gulf of Bandirma, Dutliman, Balikesir Province, Turkey. Species: presumably a bramble shark ( Echinorhinus brucus ). Size: said to be 2 metres in length. Source and Photos : gazete5.com,  bandirmaninsesi.com  

Spearfisherman kills blue shark in Malta

Spearfisherman kills blue shark in Malta

Shark Year Magazine Date: 10. September 2011 Location: Salina, Malta. The ‘Times of Malta’ is reporting that a blue shark (Prionace glauca) was harpooned by a diver and brought to the beach this morning. The man was fishing for octopus when the shark approached him. “The shark flashed past me and I fired my harpoon,“

Thresher Shark sighting off Isle of Man

Thresher Shark sighting off Isle of Man

Sighting of a Thresher Shark By Manx Wildlife Trust 08 September 2011 A warden on the Calf of Man recently had a spectacular sighting of a thresher shark, leaping fully out of the water. Simon Davies was doing a watch for sea birds on the north of the Calf, when he spotted a huge splash

Rare Megamouth Shark found in South Africa in 2009

Rare Megamouth Shark found in South Africa in 2009

Shark Year Magazine, 09. September 2011. ‘Dispatch Online’ is reporting that a shark discovered by East London scientist Kevin Cole two years ago was formally identified this week as being a rare megamouth shark ( Megachasma pelagios ). The specimen represents the second record of a megamouth shark in South Africa. The first record washed

Scientists refute report of White Shark capture in Russia

Scientists refute report of White Shark capture in Russia

Scientists refute report on capture of great white shark in Primorye newsbcm.com 08. September 2011 Scientists refute the information about the capture of a five-meter great white shark in Primorye. Yesterday, a local paper published a photo of a huge shark caught by fishermen. Scientists claim that the photo taken is a montage. In fact,

Sixgill Shark caught in Italy

Sixgill Shark caught in Italy

Date: 03. September 2011. Location: Marina di Campo, Elba Island, Italy. Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark ( Hexanchus griseus ). Size: over three metres in length. According to the source, the female shark had eleven swordfish in its stomach. The fishermen caught another shark (male) on the same day, but it was released alive. Source: gonews.it

Hammerhead Shark spotted off Portugal

Hammerhead Shark spotted off Portugal

Shark Year Magazine, 04 September 2011 According to ‘Observatorio do Algarve’, a big hammerhead shark was spotted off the Algarve coast on August 31. The sighting of the estimated three metres long shark was made about 8 km south of Quarteira by the crew of a Navy vessel. It’s the third confirmed shark sighting in

Monterey aquarium gets great white shark

Monterey aquarium gets great white shark

AP Associated Press September 1, 2011 MONTEREY (AP) — A great white shark that was caught in the waters off Southern California is now on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Aquarium officials say the four-foot, seven-inch male shark was transferred from Malibu to Monterey and placed in the aquarium’s Open Sea exhibit on Wednesday

Fisherman Captures Great White Shark

Fisherman Captures Great White Shark

You can see the video of the shark capture in our Video Section ( White Shark caught by Anglers in California )   By Vikki Vargas and Lori Bentley, NBC LA Aug 30, 2011 “I was nervous, excited,” fisherman Michael Castillo said.  “I didn’t know what was at the end of the hook.” On August

Whale Shark captured in Korea

Whale Shark captured in Korea

Date: reported on 30. August 2011. Location: Donghae, Gangwon Province, South Korea. Species: Whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ). Size: 5.3 metres in length, estimated 2 tons. The fisherman found the shark dead in his fishing net and immediately informed the coast guard. Source and Photo Credit: daum.net  

Mafia starts whale shark sighting tourism

Mafia starts whale shark sighting tourism

By MASEMBE TAMBWE, Tanzania Daily News 26 August 2011. Mafia Marine Park authorities have started promoting the whale shark following increased sightings and numbers within the park in recent times. Their General Management Plan has been updated making the whale shark an attraction. ”The increased sightings have prompted us into revising our plans,” the Park’s

Greek fishermen catch big shark

Greek fishermen catch big shark

Date: 20. August 2011. Location: Diakopto, Achaea, Greece. Species: Bluntnose Sixgill Shark ( Hexanchus griseus ). Size: said to be 4.5 metres in length. The shark got entangled in a fishing net. It has been misidentified as a basking shark by the Greek media. Source and Photo Credit: filodimos.gr    

Salmon Shark caught in Russia

Salmon Shark caught in Russia

Date: 22. August 2011. Location: ‘Mirror Bay’, Kavalerovsky District, Primorsky Krai, Russia. Species: Salmon Shark ( Lamna ditropis ), male. Size: said to be 2.2 metres in length. The capture of this specimen (by ‘amateur fishermen’) has received much attention in the Russian press because of the two recent shark attacks in the region. Several

Basking Shark Mount for Museum in France

Basking Shark Mount for Museum in France

Shark Year Magazine, 25. August 2011 The French taxidermist Bernard Bourlès is mounting a 3.4 metres long basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) for the Natural History Museum in Paris. The 180 kg shark had been accidentally caught in the waters south of Houat on 27 May 2010. Houat is an island off the south coast of