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 inContinue Reading

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 finsContinue Reading

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 hundredsContinue Reading

The Scalloped Hammerhead was always the most common Hammerhead Shark around. Yet thanks to overfishing and shark finning practices this species is now since 2008 on the “globally endangered” species list. In parts of the Atlantic Ocean, their populations have declined by over 95% in the past 30 years. Hammerheads areContinue Reading

King of the open seas, the Oceanic Whitetip Shark was once extremely common and widely distributed in the warmer oceans around the world. This slow-moving and inquisitive shark cruises slowly along the top of the water column looking to spot prey. Now it is on the brink of extinction inContinue Reading