ALBUFEIRA (PORTUGAL)- ‘Living fossils’, ‘sea serpents’. Frilled Sharks are the stuff of legends. Not often do we come across them. One species was caught this week by a research trawler off the coast of the Algarve, southern Portugal, the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) said in aContinue Reading

BRISBANE (AUSTRALIA)- The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory has announced steps for better protection of Scalopped and Great Hammerhead Sharks.  Fishery management controls around hammerhead sharks have been strengthened to help prevent them being listed as an endangered species. According to the government of the Australian State listing them asContinue Reading

BOURNEMOUTH (UK)- They help balance the ecosystems in the ocean, and can possibly help with a cure for cancer. Now they sharks also turn out to play an important role in preventing climate change, so say scientists of the British Bournemouth University. ‘Overfishing and shark finning may result on more greenhouseContinue Reading

It is one of the most amazing sharks of them all: the megamouth. A deep water shark with, as its name suggest, as huge impressive mouth. Japanese fishermen caught one as bycatch yesterday near the Mie Prefecture around three miles off the Owase Port. It is estimated the shark weighedContinue Reading

GEORGETOWN (CAYMAN ISLANDS)- Last april a new law forbids the fishing of sharks in Cayman waters. Yet fishermen are continuing to illegally catch and kill these creatures despite the protection afforded them by the National Conservation Law. The National Conservation Law provisions protecting certain species, including sharks, in the CaymanContinue Reading

PORTLAND (USA)- US federal regulators are reviewing the status of the porbeagle shark to determine if listing the species under the Endangered Species Act is warranted. The regulators say the porbeagle sharks are threatened by the shark fin trade and bycatch from other fisheries. They are popular as meat and with gameContinue Reading