JAKARTA (INDONESIA)- Local and regional authorities in Indonesia last week caught 33 poachers who had taken sharks, manta rays and sea cucumbers from a protected marine area that scientists have identified as one of the sea’s most important sites. But after confiscating their illegal catch and gear, the patrol officersContinue Reading

MIAMI (USA)- 2011 saw a two-decade record as twelve people were killed worldwide by sharks. Seventy-five attacks occurred worldwide, close to the decade average, but the number of fatalities doubled compared with 2010.  None of the deadly attacks occurred in the United States, which saw a five-year downturn in the number ofContinue Reading

NAPLES (FLORIDA)-Anglers can catch more sea trout but need to kill fewer sharks, state fishery managers will recommend at this week’s Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in Naples. The state regulatory board also begins reviewing a budget for the next fiscal year that proposes to institute a 10Continue Reading

SAN DIEGO (USA)- There’s been a lot of shark sighting at the beaches close to the Southern Californian city of San Diego. Lifeguards and fire officials last week closed portions of Mission Beach twice after they believed they saw a shark. On Wednesday, lifeguards closed the Children’s Pool in La JollaContinue Reading

PLYMOUTH (UK)- Great white sharks could be “occasional vagrant visitors” to waters around the British Isles, according to an expert. Richard Peirce, chairman of the Shark Trust, said the conditions and availability of prey made British waters an ideal hunting ground for the feared predator. Peirce said: “The real surprise isContinue Reading