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Spiny Dogfish

Probably the most common shark of the world, but its numbers are declining. The Spiny Dogfish can be found worldwide in temperate and subarctic waters, at all levels. Latin name Squalus acanthias Maximum size in cm 160 Colour Slate, few white spots, paler below Found where All levels Other names Spurdog, Mud Shark, Piked Dogfish, Skittledog, White-spotted dogfish, Codshark, Thorndog Status (IUCN) Vulnerable Diet Fish, […]

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Angelsharks now have full protection in Canary Islands

The critically endangered Angelshark now has a safe haven in the waters around the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition announced that their populations are fully protected, through inclusion on the Spanish Endangered Species List. After several months of work preparing technical reports in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition, three species […]

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Spanish and Portuguese fishermen catch 25,000 mako sharks per year

AMSTERDAM (The Netherlands)- Fishermen from Spain and Portugal catch 25,000 endangered mako sharks per year in the North Atlantic, according to an analysis by Greenpeace International. The environmental organization has been tracking swordfishing industry. For every swordfish four sharks are being caught in the area. Activists from Greenpeace International confronted a fishing vessel this week around 200 miles away from […]

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Dutch announce International Shark Strategy

THE HAGUE (The Netherlands)- The Netherlands today announces an International Shark Strategy for the protection of sharks and rays in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean. Fishing and owning sharks is now forbidden in the kingdom and furthermore a protected area will be designed around Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Shark fins “It is estimated that around 100 million sharks are killed […]

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Shocking footage of damage that shark nets cause

SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA)- Today marks the end of the 2018/2019 shark netting season of New South Wales, Australia. What damage these nets cause to keep swimmers safe is dramatically shown by the graphic footage that Humane Society International (HSI) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today released. Every year hundreds of marine animals are killed by the shark net program […]

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Alarmbells for endangered mako sharks

LONDON (UK)- One of the fastest shark species of the world has seen a decline of 60% in the Atlantic over about 75 years. IUCN warns for the threatening extinction of the shortfin mako shark in the Atlantic Ocean. Its cousin the Longfin Mako Shark has also been assessed as an Endangered Species. Makos migrate great distances, don’t reproduce until […]

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