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Thresher Shark caught in Canary Islands

Thresher Shark caught in Canary Islands

Date: reported on 22. August 2011. Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Species: Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus). Size: said to be 4 metres in length. The shark was captured relatively close to shore at Porís de Abona in the municipality of Arico. Update Aug 23 : The Arico City Council say that the thresher shark was

Public urged to report whale shark sightings

Public urged to report whale shark sightings

Any information would help research.   By Emmanuelle Landais, Senior Reporter / GulfNews.com 23. August 2011 Dubai: Any sightings of whale sharks dead or alive in the wild should be reported to the main Dubai-based research body, Sharkwatch Arabia. A washed-up whale shark found dead last week in Musandam (photo) was a loss for the

Porbeagle Shark sold at Dutch Auction

Porbeagle Shark sold at Dutch Auction

Date: reported on 17. August 2011. Location: The Hague, Netherlands. Species: Porbeagle shark ( Lamna nasus ). Size: 135 kg (ca. 298 lb) in weight. The shark was auctioned at a fish market in Scheveningen. A short time ago, another porbeagle was offered at the same market . Both specimens had been captured in the

Great White Shark caught in Canada

Great White Shark caught in Canada

Great white shark caught in Bay of Fundy CBC News, 17 August 2011. A great white shark was caught this week in the Bay of Fundy, the first confirmed great white shark sighting in Atlantic Canada in more than six years. The three-metre, 272-kilogram shark was caught in a fishing weir by fisherman Wayne Linkletter,

Sixgill Shark netted in Turkey

Sixgill Shark netted in Turkey

Date: reported on 15 August 2011. Location: Alanya, Antalya Province,Turkey. Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus). Size: said to be 2.5 metres in length. You can see a video of the catch in our Video Section ( here ). Source: mynet haber .

WCPFC Shark Bycatch in 2010

WCPFC Shark Bycatch in 2010

SHARK YEAR MAGAZINE, 13 August 2011. Reported shark catches made by tuna/longline fisheries of 18 nations in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Area for the year 2010 . AUSTRALIA Retained catch estimates of sharks by the Australian fleet in the WCPFC Convention Area for 2010: Blacktip shark = 0,1 t. Blue shark 

Whale shark washed up on beach in Taiwan

Whale shark washed up on beach in Taiwan

Date: 23 July 2011. Location: Dawu,Taitung County, Taiwan. Species: Whale shark, female ( Rhincodon typus ). Size: 5.28 metres in total length. The shark was found stranded on a beach and transported to the National Museum of Marine Biology in Pingtung. There is video of the specimen in our Video Section (here) . Source and

Whale Shark Served in Chinese Restaurant

Whale Shark Served in Chinese Restaurant

9 August 2011, Spitsnieuws. A Chinese seafood restaurant had a complete whale shark on the menu. The 5.8 metre long shark was dragged into the kitchen by 50 employees. According to the owner of the Wanzi Port Restaurant in Zhenjiang, the whale shark was found ‘washed up’ on the beach and he bought it for

Great White Shark caught in Adriatic Sea

Great White Shark caught in Adriatic Sea

Date: reported on 05 August 2011. Location: Bar, Montenegro. Species: Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ). Size: said to be 2,17 metres in length. The shark was accidentally caught in a fishing net about 30 km off shore. Source: vijesti.me . Photo Credit: Anto Baković.      

Whale shark caught in Vietnam

Whale shark caught in Vietnam

Date: 03 August 2011. Location: Cà Mau Province, Vietnam. Species: Whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ). Size: reported to be 5.5 metres in length. The shark was accidentally caught in a fishing net. Source and Photo Credit: Tuoi Tre News.  

Thresher Shark filmed feeding off Devon England

Thresher Shark filmed feeding off Devon England

03 August 2011. The BBC is reporting that a fisherman spotted a Thresher shark off Devon in southwestern England. Jim Millar(46), from Brixham, had fished without success for more than three hours, off Dartmouth in the English Channel, when he spotted a fin emerge from the water. According to Mr. Millar, the shark was about

Sixgill Shark caught in Martinique

Sixgill Shark caught in Martinique

Date: 02 August, 2011. Location: Fond Lahaye, Schoelcher, Martinique. Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark ( Hexanchus griseus ). Size: reported to be ca. 5 metres in length ( over 600 kg ). Source : France-Antilles .  Photo Hdb.  

Great White Shark caught on drum line in South Africa

Great White Shark caught on drum line in South Africa

22 July 2011, by Dave Savides, Zululand Observer. A Great White shark weighing 345kg was hooked on a Sharks Board drum line off Alkantstrand on Saturday. Crew of the skiboat ‘Lady Cat’ noticed the floating buoy with its catch drifting in the water on the eastern side of Naval Island and towed it to the

Whale shark debuts at Japan aquarium as another goes free

Whale shark debuts at Japan aquarium as another goes free

 24 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. The information site Asahi Shimbun is reporting that a new whale shark made its debut at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan on July 23. The female whale shark, named Yu-chan, was transported from Kochi Prefecture the day before. According to the aquarium operator ‘Osaka Waterfront Development Co.’, it’s the first

Shark Fishing Vessel captured in Galapagos

Shark Fishing Vessel captured in Galapagos

22 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. The Galapagos National Park’s website is reporting that at least 357 sharks were found in the hold of the fishing vessel ‘ FER MARY I ‘, which was operating illegally in the Marine Reserve of the Galapagos Islands. On 18th July, the boat was intercepted southeast of Genovesa Island,