BANGKOK (THAILAND)- After reporting yesterday here on Sharknewz.com that the Ocean Whitetip will be more protected, two more speciess of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok. The Porbeagle and three varieties of Hammerhead sharks. Shark conservationists worldwide hailed the move as
BANGKOK (THAILAND)- A majority of delegates at the Cites conservation meeting in Bangkok have voted to extend the protection of the threatened oceanic whitetip shark. The species have seen its numbers decline dramatically in recent years because of overfishing for fins. Historical Campaigners said the move to record and regulate
WASHINGTON, DC (USA)- The Pew Charitable Trusts has worked with eight countries and territories around the world in recent years to establish shark sanctuaries, implementing policies that ban commercial fishing of sharks and possession of fishing gear used to target them. Enforcing laws in these sanctuaries, which can span millions of square kilometers,
WESTERN CAPE (SOUTH AFRICA)- Last week, a man was found guilty of catching and landing a great white shark. The Mossel Bay Magistrate’s Court decided: either twelve months in prison, suspended for five years or 120.000 Rand. The verdict was welcomed by the national Department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries
PERTH (AUSTRALIA)- West Australian Fisheries officers have this week been baiting the waters 250 km south of Perth in order to catch a great white sharks uspected of having established itself at unpatrolled swimming beaches along this since Christmas. Fisheries staff in two boats have this week set baited lines
SAUSALITO (USA)- Great white sharks in the North East Pacific should be protected as endangered Species. Shark Stewards has filed a petition with the California Fish and Game Commission to protect the sharks under the Endangered Species Act. The genetically distinct white shark population in California and Baja California, Mexico,
PAPEETE (FRENCH POLYNESIA)-Good news for sharks in the South Pacific. Not only has the government of French Polynesia included the mako, the last shark that was not protected in its waters, on the list of fish banned from capture or trade in its vast territorial zone in the South Pacific.