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Spiny Dogfish

Probably the most common shark of the world, but its numbers are declining. The Spiny Dogfish can be found worldwide in temperate and subarctic waters, at all levels. Latin name Squalus acanthias Maximum size in cm 160 Colour Slate, few white spots, paler below Found where All levels Other names Spurdog, Mud Shark, Piked Dogfish, Skittledog, White-spotted dogfish, Codshark, Thorndog Status (IUCN) Vulnerable Diet Fish, […]

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Spanish and Portuguese fishermen catch 25,000 mako sharks per year

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 a fishing vessel this week around 200 miles away from […]

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Hundreds of dead sharks found on Iranian island

SHIF ISLAND (IRAN)- Another proof of the horror that comes with the fin trade. This week Iranian officials found hundreds of dead sharks with their fins sawed off on Shif Islan, in the Persian Gulf. Butchered and dropped finless but alive back into the sea. According to Hossein Delshab, an environmental official at the southern port city of Bushehr  poaching of sharks for their prized […]

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Tasmanian authorities concerned over rise of shark poachers

HOBART (TASMANIA)- Authorities of the Australian island state Tasmania are alarmed at reports and evidence of illegal activity in the state’s shark refuge areas. More and more  fishers are posting photos of their catch while bragging on social media. In the past two years marine police have issued 27 shark-related fines for various offences committed, including taking sharks in a refuge […]

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Shark fin imports Macau rise 62 percent in 2016

MACAU (CHINA)- Shark fin re-exports from Hong Kong to Macau rose a staggering 62 per cent in 2016. This is the first time re-exports to Macau exceeded those to mainland China. Where the re-export was 88,029 kilos in 2015 last year these were 143,396 kilos, says World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).  According to the WWF,  Macau appears to be bucking the trend of […]

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