Trophy hunters threaten sharks

ST. MAARTEN (NETHERLANDS ANTILLES) – Recently the Nature Foundation has been receiving reports that individuals are trophy hunting the resident shark population within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park and subsequently killing them. High value Sharks have a very high value to the ecology of the island and the island coral reef ecosystem, and they also are a major […]

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Caught in a feeding frenzy

FANTOME ISLAND (AUSTRALIA)- A 48-year old man was found dead just off the coast off Fantome Island the 29th of august.  The Melbourne man, known to his friends as Rooster, was killed after he encountered trouble while trying to retrieve a vessel which broke anchor off the island about 7.30pm on Sunday night. The man’s body, which had been mauled by […]

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Great white sharks in UK?

PLYMOUTH (UK)- Great white sharks could be “occasional vagrant visitors” to waters around the British Isles, according to an expert. Richard Peirce, chairman of the Shark Trust, said the conditions and availability of prey made British waters an ideal hunting ground for the feared predator. Peirce said: “The real surprise is that we don’t have an established white shark population, because […]

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Interview with ‘The Sharkman’

SUVA (FIJI)- The Fiji Times have an interview with politician and shark protector Manoa Rasigatale. Named The Sharkman by marine conservationist for his campaign to save the shark from extinction. One thing he had to go and do. That’s actually go in the water and meet the predators he is protecting. “For a long time, we Fijians have always been frightened of […]

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