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Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Media Release City of Cape Town 11. April 2016 ———————- The City of Cape Town’s partner, the Shark Spotters, has been recognised for their valuable contribution to enhancing the safety of all visitors to in-shore areas. This includes their implementation of the effective shark exclusion net, public education programmes, and cutting-edge research. The City has

Bahamas: Tiger shark killing condemned by BNT

Bahamas: Tiger shark killing condemned by BNT

News Release The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) 04. March 2016 ————————– THE BNT SPEAKS OUT ON THE NEEDLESS KILLING OF SHARKS The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has been made aware of the killing of a mature tiger shark in the Exuma Cays in early March. The BNT would like to remind the general public that

Whale shark interaction with Geelong Star

Whale shark interaction with Geelong Star

News Release The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) 24 February 2016 ———————- Whale shark interaction – video footage consistent with observer report On 11 February 2016, the fishing vessel Geelong Star had an interaction with whale shark while fishing in the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF). AFMA has now reviewed the video footage from the vessel’s

MSC places embargo on shipments of shark-related products

MSC places embargo on shipments of shark-related products

News Release MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) 21. January 2016 ————— MSC’s continued support for the preservation of marine wildlife with immediate ban on shark fin consignments. As part of MSC’s ongoing commitment to preserving the marine environment, the company has placed an embargo on any consignment containing shark fins or other shark-related products, with immediate

Florida: Shark found in condominium pool in Lake Worth

Florida: Shark found in condominium pool in Lake Worth

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC ) Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report January 8, 2016 through January 14, 2016 ( … ) PALM BEACH COUNTY Officer Newman responded to a shark placed in a condominium pool on the ICW in Lake Worth. The complainant advised that she observed two young white males

Texas: U.S. Coast Guard confiscates 44 illegally caught sharks

Texas: U.S. Coast Guard confiscates 44 illegally caught sharks

News Release U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Corpus Christi 09. January  2016 —————– Coast Guard seizes more than 3,000 pounds of shark, snapper from multiple lanchas in Gulf of Mexico CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 3,249 pounds of illegal catch from three Mexican fishing boats poaching in waters off South Padre Island early

WA: Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle

WA: Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 05. January 2016 ————————— Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle Fisheries is investigating reports of a shark strapped to the front of a 4WD vehicle in Safety Bay. A member of the public made a report to the Department on the afternoon of January 4. Metropolitan Regional Manager

Qatar Whale Shark Research concludes successful season

Qatar Whale Shark Research concludes successful season

News Release Bahrain News Agency (BNA) 27. December 2015 ———————— Doha, Dec. 27 (BNA): Another successful season of the Qatar Whale Shark Research has come to an end, according to officials associated with the project. The fifth season since 2011, the project has been rewarding and challenging for the team consisting of members from the

Stewart Islanders’ Shark Dive Fears Neglected By Minister

Stewart Islanders’ Shark Dive Fears Neglected By Minister

Press Release New Zealand First Party Author: Clayton Mitchell 02. December 2015 —————————- Stewart Islanders’ Shark Dive Fears Neglected By Arrogant Minister DOC’s latest limp warning to Stewart Island shark cage operators reflects the total arrogance of Minister of Conservation Maggie Barry on the issue, says New Zealand First. “Despite multiple breaches by permit holders,

Texas: Coast Guard saves 50 sharks caught illegally off South Padre Island

Texas: Coast Guard saves 50 sharks caught illegally off South Padre Island

News Release U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Corpus Christi 02. December 2015 —————– CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard freed 50 living sharks and two tripletail Tuesday, from illegal longline gear and gill net that was found about 400 yards offshore, near South Padre Island. Five dead sharks were also caught in the illegal fishing

New Zealand: DOC tightens controls on shark cage diving

New Zealand: DOC tightens controls on shark cage diving

Media Release Department of Conservation, New Zealand 01. December 2015 —————– DOC has tightened permit conditions for commercial shark cage diving on Stewart Island/Rakiura and will increase monitoring. The shark cage diving season begins today. DOC says it will continue watching the two cage diving operators on Stewart Island to ensure the activity is not

AU: New science hub to lower risk of human-shark encounters

AU: New science hub to lower risk of human-shark encounters

Media Release The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment 28. October 2015 —————————– New $23.9 million science hub to focus on coastal and marine protection Research designed to lower the risk of human-shark encounters and better understand the threats to marine species and their habitats will be carried out as part of the

Oceana Files Lawsuit to Protect Dusky Sharks in U.S. Waters

Oceana Files Lawsuit to Protect Dusky Sharks in U.S. Waters

Press Release OCEANA 27. October 2015 ———————— Oceana Launches Lawsuit Against Federal Government to Save Dusky Sharks in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Today, Oceana, which was represented by Earthjustice, sued the federal government to end the overfishing of dusky sharks in U.S. waters. Dusky shark populations off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts have plummeted

Hawaii: Manta Ray Viewing Subject of Proposed New Rules

Hawaii: Manta Ray Viewing Subject of Proposed New Rules

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 19. October 2015 ——————— Big Island Manta Ray Viewing Subject of Proposed New Rules HONOLULU – The popularity of manta ray viewing sites at Makako Bay (Garden Eel Cove) along the coastline fronting the Sheraton Keauhou Bay on the Big Island’s Kona coast has captured

Dubai Aquarium launches assisted breeding programme for Sand tiger sharks

Dubai Aquarium launches assisted breeding programme for Sand tiger sharks

Press Release Emaar Properties PJSC 12. August 2015 ——————- Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo marks historic first with assisted breeding programme for Sand Tiger Sharks Partners with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium for pioneering the artificial insemination programme on viviparous sharks Initiative aims to strengthen awareness about conservation issues with Sand Tiger Sharks listed as ‘Vulnerable’

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