#shark

Apr. 26/14

Which of these two groups do you think would know the whereabouts of sharks better: local dive guides or professional marine biologists?

In a new paper in PLoS ONE, marine researchers in Australia report on the reliability of data collected by experienced SCUBA divers. Can amateurs report observations of sharks accurately?

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Nov. 25/13

ICCAT leaves high seas mako fishing unregulated, porbeagles unprotected, and finning ban weak.

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Date: 
Jun. 01/14
Location: 
FRANCE
France
44° 21' 52.9416" N, 1° 56' 0.9384" E

The big run for sharks:

        - Over 32 special education events

        - Over 10 beach cleanup events

        - 1750 miles (2800km)

        - 1 marathon a day

        - Over 75 days

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Nov. 10/13

New Zealand is to ban shark finning in its waters within two years, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced Sunday.

It is already illegal in New Zealand to slice the fin off a shark and throw it back alive, and Guy said the new ban would be extended to finning a shark and dumping the carcass at sea.

It will start to take effect in some areas next October and cover all New Zealand waters by 2016.

"The practise of finning sharks is inconsistent with New Zealand's reputation as one of the best managed and conserved fisheries in the world," he said.

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock , Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP) has ordered the implementation of management and ordering measures of the incidental catches of hammerhead shark in Ecuadorian waters.

The species covered by the Ministerial Agreement N° 116 are two: scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) and smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena).

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Date: 
Jun. 09/13
Location: 
Blackie Spit
McBride Avenue and Wickson Road
Surrey, BC V4N 3C7
Canada
49° 3' 17.2116" N, 122° 52' 41.7936" W

WORLD OCEAN DAY  June 9th 11am-3pm, Blackie Spit, Surrey BC

Discover the world's oceans at this free, fun-filled festival.  Enjoy live music, marine touch tanks, nature walks and more!  Hosted by: Friends of Semiahmoo Society and the City of Surrey.

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Date: 
Jun. 09/13
Location: 
Blackie Spit
McBride Avenue and Wickson Road
Surrey, BC V4N 3C7
Canada
49° 3' 17.2116" N, 122° 52' 41.7936" W

WORLD OCEAN DAY  June 9th 11am-3pm, Blackie Spit, Surrey BC

Discover the world's oceans at this free, fun-filled festival.  Enjoy live music, marine touch tanks, nature walks and more!  Hosted by: Friends of Semiahmoo Society and the City of Surrey.

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