General News

Page 3 of 3012345...102030...Last »

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

USFA Press Release: Illegal Spearing of Grey Nurse Shark

USFA Press Release: Illegal Spearing of Grey Nurse Shark

Press Release The Underwater Skindivers and Fisherman’s Association (USFA) 05. August 2015 ———————– Disturbing news is emerging tonight with reports and photographs on social media of two men with spear guns confronted on the beach at Mona Vale, Sydney with a speared Grey Nurse Shark on Sunday 2nd August 2015. The Underwater Skindivers and Fisherman’s Association...

South Africa: White Shark cage diving permit in St. Francis Bay

South Africa: White Shark cage diving permit in St. Francis Bay

Media Release Department of Environmental Affairs, Republic of South Africa 27. July 2015 ——————- The Department of Environment Affairs has noted with concern the false allegations about a pending permit application for a white shark cage diving operation in Jeffrey’s Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis region. Firstly, it is important to...

AU: Surfer nominated for bravery award after shark attack in South Africa

AU: Surfer nominated for bravery award after shark attack in South Africa

Media Statement Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk 21. July 2015 —————- Premier nominates Julian Wilson for bravery award Sunshine Coast Surfer Julian Wilson has been nominated for a bravery award following his actions in assisting Mick Fanning in South Africa during a shark attack. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today confirmed...

Fossilized snaggletooth shark skeleton on display at Calvert Marine Museum

Fossilized snaggletooth shark skeleton on display at Calvert Marine Museum

Press Release Calvert Marine Museum 17. July 2015 ——————— Snaggletooth Shark Skeleton Now On Display The rare fossilized snaggletooth shark skeleton found in Chesapeake Beach by the Gibson family is now on display at the Calvert Marine Museum. With the help from the Gibson family, CMM paleontologists excavated this first of its kind fossil...

Page 3 of 3012345...102030...Last »