GIBRALTAR (UK)- Since this summer, the British territory Gibraltar on the Spanish Mediterranean coast is one of the first countries in the World to offer near complete protection to all species of Sharks, Rays and Skates found within their Territorial Waters. Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change, Dr. John Cortes,Continue Reading

SALOU (SPAIN)- In the waters of the popular Catalan resort town Salou a 16-year old boy was attacked by a shark. The boy was playing with an inflatable mattress in shallow water when he was bitten on the right hand. He needed thirty stitches. Witnesses could not exactly identify theContinue Reading

BARCELONA (SPAIN)- Barcelona beaches were briefly shut down this week after lifeguards spotted three blue sharks close to the shore. Earlier this year Spanish fishermen caught a rare thresher shark off the Costa Brava. Are sharks rediscovering the Spanish mediterranean coast? The sharks were spotted as close as two metersContinue Reading

EL PORT DE LA SELVA (SPAIN)- It was about 20 years ago that Catalan fishermen caught a big thresher shark off the Costa Brava. Yesterday fishermen of the tiny town of  Port de la Selva brought home 4,5 meter big thresher shark, a protected species that is normally found inContinue Reading

CAPE TOWN (SOUTH AFRICA)- Up to 24 countries may be catching sharks in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea but failing to report these catches, as is legally required by the Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). A new report by Oceana revealed these secret catches, based onContinue Reading

ASHDOD (ISRAEL)- A 27-year-old man was bitten by shark, while working on an offshore fish farm in Ashdod, about 7 kilometers off the Meditterranean coast of Israel. The victim was in deep water when the shark attacked him, leaving deep wounds from his forearm to his hand. The man wasContinue Reading