AMSTERDAM (The Netherlands)- Fishermen from Spain and Portugal catch 25,000 endangered mako sharks per year in the North Atlantic, according to an analysis by Greenpeace International. The environmental organization has been tracking swordfishing industry. For every swordfish four sharks are being caught in the area. Activists from Greenpeace International confronted
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 fins
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 hundreds
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Humane Society International (HSI) today launched the Shark Champions campaign to build a national community of advocates for protecting sharks and rays in Australia. Australia is home to more than 320 shark and ray species, half of which are unique to Australia’s waters.
DUBLIN (IRELAND)- Over 60 percent of all sharks and rays in Irish waters are threatened with extinction or ‘near threatened. Last month the Irish navy detained Spanish fishermen for allegedly finning sharks at sea, a practice that has been banned in EU waters since 2013. More protection is urgently needed,
OAHU (HAWAII)- Shark ecotourism can change people’s attitudes about sharks and make them more likely to support conservation projects – even after allowing for the fact that ecotourists are more likely to be environmentally minded in the first place. Michele Barnes, James Cook University and Sarah Ruth Sutcliffe, James Cook