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Oceana Challenge to Fishery Rules Defeated

Oceana Challenge to Fishery Rules Defeated

By REBEKAH KEARN, Courthouse News Service, March 12, 2014 (CN) – The government need not face claims that its amended guidelines for mid-Atlantic fisheries do not protect vulnerable species from overfishing, a federal judge ruled. While overfishing limits estimate the catch level above which overfishing is occurring, regulators account for scientific uncertainty in such estimates

Shark liver oil: Australasia’s largest fish-oil refiner signs deal with Portuguese supplier

Shark liver oil: Australasia’s largest fish-oil refiner signs deal with Portuguese supplier

Media Release SeaDragon 10. March 2014 —————- SeaDragon signs significant raw material supply contract Agreement overcomes historical supply constraints Australasia’s largest fish-oil refiner SeaDragon (NZX: SEA) announces a new raw material supply agreement has been signed that will underpin its Nelson-based squalene manufacturing operations, and enable the business to seek new market opportunities in the

NZ Shark cage-diving operators to be regulated due to public concern

NZ Shark cage-diving operators to be regulated due to public concern

Media Release Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister of Conservation 28. February 2014 —————– Permits to be required for shark cage tourism Tourism businesses viewing great white sharks will be required to have a permit in the same way as for whale, dolphin and seal watching, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today following meetings with

‘The world’s biggest slaughterhouse’ for whale sharks found in China

‘The world’s biggest slaughterhouse’ for whale sharks found in China

Press Release WildLifeRisk 24. January 2014 ———————- Biggest ever whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered in southeastern China HONG KONG, 24 January 2014 – The world’s largest slaughtering facility for whale sharks — an internationally-protected endangered species — has been discovered, near Wenzhou, in China’s southeastern Zhejiang Province. The factory, which operates openly, is reportedly slaughtering over

Rodney Fox becomes SA marine parks ambassador

Rodney Fox becomes SA marine parks ambassador

Press Release Minister Ian Hunter Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister for Water and the River Murray Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation 16. January 2014 —————— One of the world’s most famous shark attack survivors and marine advocates Rodney Fox will become an honorary ambassador for South Australia’s marine park network. Sustainability, Environment

Great White caught first time in more than 25 years

Great White caught first time in more than 25 years

A GREAT White shark was caught in local waters for the first time in more than 25 years last week. Local fisherman Robbie Giles hauled in the unusual catch about 15 miles off Robe’s coastline. The 14-foot female was inadvertently caught in the fishing nets of Mr Giles’s gillnet boat The Challenger. Mr Giles said

MoE and Maersk Oil Celebrate Successful Conclusion of Qatar Whale Shark season

MoE and Maersk Oil Celebrate Successful Conclusion of Qatar Whale Shark season

Published by the Qatar News Agency ( QNA ), on 14. January 2014 Doha, January 14 (QNA) – The Ministry of Environment  joined with Maersk Oil Qatar, the Emiri Air Force and the Qatari Coast Guard to celebrate and recognize the collaborative efforts made by all parties during the 2013 Qatar Whale Shark Research Project

Majority of China’s High-End Restaurants Keep Cruel Shark Fin on Menu, Survey Finds

Majority of China’s High-End Restaurants Keep Cruel Shark Fin on Menu, Survey Finds

Press Release Humane Society International 19. December 2013 ——————— Restaurants must end practice as government and international regulations tighten BEIJING—Most high-end restaurants in China are continuing to serve shark fins to customers despite the Chinese government’s move to phase out from official functions dishes whose ingredients include parts from threatened shark species, a new survey

Whale shark is WA’s new marine animal

Whale shark is WA’s new marine animal

Ministerial Media Statement Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes 10. December 2013 ————————- Western Australia to adopt new marine animal emblem The majestic whale shark will become Western Australia’s new marine animal emblem. Premier Colin Barnett today announced the selection of the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, at Forest Crescent Primary School, which

California Man Sentenced For Illegal Shark Sales

California Man Sentenced For Illegal Shark Sales

Press Release US Attorney’s Office Northern District of California 13. November 2013 ————————- Milpitas Man Sentenced To Five Months Custody, Ordered To Pay A $10,000 Fine, And Restitution For Illegal Shark Sales SAN FRANCISCO – Dean Tuan Trinh was sentenced yesterday to 5 months home detention, and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine to the

Hong Kong Aquarium reveals cause of death for hammerhead sharks

Hong Kong Aquarium reveals cause of death for hammerhead sharks

Subsequent to the loss of six female hammerhead sharks on 3 November 2013, Ocean Park announces today the completion of the investigation and reveals the cause leading to the death of the animals.

Six hammerhead sharks die at Hong Kong Aquarium

Six hammerhead sharks die at Hong Kong Aquarium

Press Release Ocean Park Hong Kong 03. November 2013 —————— Ocean Park Announces Loss of Six Hammerhead Sharks Ocean Park is saddened to announce the loss of six hammerhead sharks today. The six sharks, all females and weighing 45 – 60 kg, were found swimming abnormally starting this morning. They were moved to the back-of-house

San Diego: Four Elasmobranch Species mentioned in New Fish Consumption Advisories

San Diego: Four Elasmobranch Species mentioned in New Fish Consumption Advisories

 Press Release Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Sam Delson 22. October 2013 ———————– New State Fish Consumption Advisories For San Diego Bay and Mission Bay: Mercury and PCBs are the chemicals of potential concern SACRAMENTO – Anglers should avoid eating shiner perch and topsmelt from San Diego Bay but can safely eat two

Qld reef named after shark man Ron Taylor

Qld reef named after shark man Ron Taylor

Media Release Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) 25. October 2013 ———————- Reef named in honour of Shark Man – Ron Taylor Ron Taylor, who captured marine life through the lens of a camera and shared his passion with the world, will be immortalised with a reef named in his honour. Great Barrier Reef

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