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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’

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 (USFA)

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 note

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 she

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 in

WA Greens criticize funding cuts for shark tagging program

WA Greens criticize funding cuts for shark tagging program

News Release Lynn MacLaren, Greens MLC, Western Australia 23. June 2015 —————- Failure to fund shark network could leave Government with blood on its hands Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has warned that failure to maintain WA’s network of expensive satellite-linked ‘early warning system’ shark monitors in the ocean could lead to the Government being blamed

SeaWorld Orlando Helps Care For Three Sandbar Sharks Involved In I-95 Crash

SeaWorld Orlando Helps Care For Three Sandbar Sharks Involved In I-95 Crash

Press Release SeaWorld Orlando 11. June 2015 ——————– ORLANDO, Fla. (June 11, 2015) – Last night, the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team was contacted to come and help care for three Sandbar sharks who were unfortunately involved in a serious accident along I-95 during their transport from Miami to New York.  The SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team

Industry Request for Alternative Shark Cage Diving Sites in South Australia

Industry Request for Alternative Shark Cage Diving Sites in South Australia

Media Release Government of South Australia Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources 02. April 2015 ——————- State Government to consider alternatives sites for shark cage diving The State Government is continuing to work with the shark cage diving industry following an industry request to operate at sites other than the Neptune Islands Conservation Park.

Feeding sharks to make a buck is not conservation

Feeding sharks to make a buck is not conservation

Shark Cowboy Randall Jordan Guilty of breaking Florida Fish Feeding Law. Guilty on all three counts. – No jail time. 12 months probation. – Total $1,500 fines. – Must pay court costs $1,800. – Community service. – Investigation costs to be determined later. The investigation costs share could be high. the State Attorney said during

SSACN: Tagged tope shark recaptured after over 10 years

SSACN: Tagged tope shark recaptured after over 10 years

Press Release Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network ( SSACN ) 12. February 2015 ———————— Days at liberty record for Tope broken A new ‘record’ of 3,716 days at liberty between initial tagging and first recapture for tope has been recorded by our Scottish Shark Tagging Programme ( SSTP – tagsharks.org) – it beat the previous

Shark Week Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5

Shark Week Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5

Press Release Discovery Channel 29. January 2015 ————————– SHARK WEEK, television’s most anticipated week of shark filled television, kicks off this year on July 5 (through the 12th), earlier than ever before. In addition to SHARK WEEK in July, Discovery will also premiere all-new SHARK WEEK programming during a special weekend in August, turning 2015

SSACN Appoint Samantha Jane King as Community Outreach Lead

SSACN Appoint Samantha Jane King as Community Outreach Lead

Press Release Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network ( SSACN ) 08. January 2015 ———————– SSACN Appoint Community Outreach Lead The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network are pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Jane King as our Community Outreach Project Officer. Our Outreach Project comprises ‘classroom’ based sessions and outdoor activities including inter-tidal zone ‘treasure

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