Canada for hunting porbeagles

NOVA SCOTIA (CANADA)-At a meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Istanbul, Turkey earlier this month, Canada was the only nation among 48 to defend porbeagle fishing and oppose a ban. Ottawa defends a couple of fisherman in the town of Sambro, a small fishing community 25 km south of Halifax, who are licensed to hunt […]

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Florida protects sharks

FORT LAUDERDALE (USA)— 2012 is looking to be a good year for Tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead sharks in Florida State waters. The US State  approved a ban on killing the four species of sharks.The ban, approved after a series of hearings around the state, applies to state waters only and takes effect Jan. 1. Shark populations have plunged […]

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Field guide to sharks

MUNICH (GERMANY)- Over 33 species of Carcharhinus sharks. Matthias Voigt and Dietmar Weber describe more species of this shark genus than ever before in their ‘Field Guide for Sharks of the Genus Carcharhinus.’ This book summarises and visualises known and relevant data and features to enable an identification of sharks of the genus Carcharhinus . The introduced species are difficult to […]

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EU: Ban on Shark Finning

BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)- Good news for sharks in European waters. The European Union proposed a blanket ban on shark finning. Which means fisherman can’t also bring sharks to shore to cut off their fins. Loophole That was the loophole in the current ban on finning. In this terrible practice, the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, and […]

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Blue sharks wash up in UK

CAMBER SANDS (UK)-Nikki Lambert was just walking the dog on the Sussex beach of Camber Sands when he stumbled upon a 5-foot blue shark. Dead and washed up ashore. It’s the second blue shark washed ashore in a week. Last week a dead blue shark was found alongside a town road after some real stormy weather. The in British waters […]

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