New research has found a quarter of pregnant sharks and rays lose their pups when caught, threatening some species.
Nearly one-third of the shark species in the global fin trade are at risk of extinction, according to a new study led by FIU marine scientist Demian Chapman.
Delegates to this year’s biggest international summit on protecting wildlife have agreed to include the whale shark, locally known as “butanding”, in the list of species that need international protection.
Shark diversity and abundance is highest in remote reefs, as far as 25 hours away from main cities, reveals an international study conducted in the New Caledonia archipelago.
Pondicherry Shark, Red Sea Torpedo and Tentacled Butterfly Ray may have become extinct, fear scientists
Three marine species — the Pondicherry shark, the Red Sea torpedo and the tentacled butterfly ray might be possibly extinct in the oceanic waters of the Arabian Seas Region (ASR) since no evidence of their existence has surfaced in the last three decades.
If living longer means that an animal matures and starts reproducing later in life, underestimating age will mean that it is more vulnerable than has been realized.
A fishing boat with two tonnes of fish and 315 live sharks was detained off Miri in northern Sarawak.
New report says the fishing industry is pushing many species towards extinction.
A fisherman in eastern China has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell an endangered whale shark to a hotel restaurant.
Indonesia has exported 3,800 tons of shark meat, 1,350 tons of shark fin, and 375 tons of shark bones to several countries. Apart from that, Indonesia exported live sharks particularly to Spain and Abu Dabi.
On Aug. 13, Ecuadorian authorities intercepted a Chinese ship crossing the Galapagos Marine Reserve, one of the most heavily protected nature reserves in the world. Its crew, who now face jail time in Ecuador for environmental crimes, were likely not the fishermen.
A majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold around the globe for traditional medicines come from endangered species, a University of Guelph study has revealed.