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Cage-diving entities exposed to financial ruin

Cage-diving entities exposed to financial ruin

18 July 2011. Anna Majavu, Times Live. Directors of black-owned Great White Shark cage-diving companies say they’re losing their life savings they invested in their businesses because the government hasn’t given them the permits it promised. Cage diving – in which divers are lowered into the water inside protective cages to observe the predators in

European Union – Food Alert: Shark Products

European Union – Food Alert: Shark Products

Mercury in frozen blue shark steaks Cadmium in frozen blue shark steaks Mercury in white dogfish Portugal Italy Poland Thailand Senegal

Basking Shark caught in Norway

Basking Shark caught in Norway

Date: 09 July 2011. Location: Brenngam, Finnmark, Norway. Species: Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus). Size: reported to be 10 metres in length. The shark was accidentally caught in a salmon net. Source: finnmarken.no Photo Credit: Arild Olsen.    

Japan: Shark Cull in Okinawa

Japan: Shark Cull in Okinawa

In early July, a shark cull took place in the waters of the Yaeyama Islands. Yaeyama Fishery Cooperative caught 87 sharks with a total weight of approximately 11 tons

France: Dead Hammerhead Shark found in Mediterranean Sea

France: Dead Hammerhead Shark found in Mediterranean Sea

12 July 2011 According to the French media, the carcass of a big hammerhead shark (Sphyrna spp.) was found on the shore of a small cove at Cap Corse, a 40 km long peninsula located at the northern part of Corsica Island. The badly decomposed shark, which was reported to be 4 metres in length,

NZ Divers at risk from sharks

NZ Divers at risk from sharks

Southern paua divers are worried it will take someone being killed by a great white shark before the Government enforces restrictions on tourism dive operators.

Australia: Hammerhead shark beaches in Lake

Australia: Hammerhead shark beaches in Lake

10 July 2011 The Newcastle Herald is reporting that an approximately 9 foot (2.7 metre) long hammerhead shark beached itself at west Lake Macquarie. It’s Australia’s largest coastal salt water lake in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. The shark had a visible injury to its first doral fin and was thrashing in shallow

Sixgill Shark caught in the Azores Islands

Sixgill Shark caught in the Azores Islands

09 July 2011 A bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus) was caught in the waters of Graciosa Island recently. This Portuguese island is the northernmost of the Central Group (Grupo Central) of islands in the Azores. The capture was made by the two brothers Fernando and Lázaro Lima Pires da Silva on 06 July 2011. The

Sixgill Sharks caught in Spain

Sixgill Sharks caught in Spain

Date: reported on 06 July 2011. Location: Spain (Mediterranean Sea). A fisherman from Begur, a town in the province of Girona, made an impressive catch when he hauled up a big bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus). But the Spanish media has wrongly identified the shark as a basking shark (‘tiburon peregrino’ ). According to the

Pernambuco Brazil Shark Nets to protect Surfers

Pernambuco Brazil  Shark Nets to protect Surfers

04 July 2011 According to an article in ‘Arca Universal‘, the government of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco has announced to install additional anti-shark nets. This measure should protect surfers participating in a forthcoming championship. The officials say that the 100 metres long protective shark net will cost about R$10.000 (ca. US$6400) and will be

Rays absent from Scottish shark survey

Rays absent from Scottish shark survey

WildlifeExtra.com Sharkatag 2011 – Tope numbers down – no sign of cuckoo, blonde or spotted rays. June 2011. Are Scottish tope shark stocks in decline and will we ever see any rays again? These are two of the questions facing sea anglers and Scottish fisheries managers following last weeks Sharkatag, as, for the third year

Shark Week 2011 TV Shows This year Discovery Channels Shark Week

Shark Week 2011 TV Shows This year Discovery Channels Shark Week

This year, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week runs from July 31 to August 5. TV SHOWS PREMIERES : GREAT WHITE INVASION. Premiering Sunday, July 31. Great white sharks, in large numbers, are now suddenly being found swimming among surfers and vacationers just off beaches from South Africa to Australia, and up and down the coast of

Egypt Trapped Whale Shark Saved

Egypt Trapped Whale Shark Saved

03 July 2011 Newsletter of the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association ( HEPCA ).   Whale sharks are the largest fish in the sea and a unique sight that is imprinted onto the memories of all that have seen it. This majestic filter feeder has become threatened throughout our oceans due to overfishing. On

White shark spotted in Italy off Capraia Island in the Tuscan Archipelago

White shark spotted in Italy off Capraia Island in the Tuscan Archipelago

A white shark, estimated to be 4 metres in length White shark spotted in Italy off the island of Capraia in the Tuscan Archipelago

Big Ray caught in Turkey by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Marmara

Big Ray caught in Turkey by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Marmara

Date: reported on June 28, 2011. Location: Istanbul, Turkey. A big stingray was caught by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Marmara. The reported weight of the specimen is 115 kg. The impressive catch was displayed at a fishmonger’s shop in Istanbul. Source and Photo Credit: istanbulhaber.com.tr  

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