Category Archives: Protection & Policy

More protection Florida sharks

NAPLES (FLORIDA)-Anglers can catch more sea trout but need to kill fewer sharks, state fishery managers will recommend at this week’s Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in Naples. The state regulatory board also begins reviewing a budget for the next fiscal year that proposes to institute a 10 percent cut ordered by the Florida Legislature. Possible cuts include […]

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Di Caprio calls fans for shark bill

LOS ANGELES (USA)- Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio is pleading with fans in California to back a bill banning the sale of shark fins in this U.S state. The Titanic star, a passionate animal rights campaigner, previously wrote a letter to officials in support of Assembly Bill 376, which would make it illegal to possess, sell or trade sought-after fins. Now DiCaprio is ramping […]

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White sharks on exhibit

MONTEREY (USA)- For the sixth time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has a young great white shark on exhibit. He was brought to Monterey from Malibu Wednesday, August 31, just thirteen days after he was collected by aquarium staff in waters off southern California near Marina del Rey. Young shark The young shark, a four-foot, seven-inch male weighing 43.2 […]

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200 mutilated sharks found

WAIHEKE ISLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Around 200 sharks were discovered mutilated on Waiheke Island, but the Ministry of Fisheries says the practice is not illegal and they won’t be investigating. The Anti-Shark Finning Alliance is appalled by the discovery. ‘The sharks found without fins in the Hauraki Gulf would have experienced excruciating pain before they died.’  The director of the Anti-Shark Finning Alliance, […]

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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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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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