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July, 2017

  • 21 July

    Sabah to protect another four shark and two ray species

    Four shark and two ray species are to be protected as endangered under federal fisheries regulations. The current list of protected marine species includes whale sharks and sawfish, as well as several species of dolphin, whale, dugong and clam.

May, 2017

February, 2017

November, 2016

  • 8 November

    How overfishing, shark-finning may worsen climate change

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    Over fishing and shark finning may result on more greenhouse gasses and increased climate change, researchers suggest. Their new paper demonstrates the importance of protecting our oceans, and the importance of sharks in marine ecosystems…

September, 2016

  • 5 September

    Stingrays die on Omaha beach as set-netters leave them high and dry

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    Early morning strollers at Omaha Beach Saturday were appalled to find four large eagle rays had been hauled up to the high tide mark and left to die overnight. A couple of set-netters had been seen at the spot on the beach on Friday evening hauling in their nets, but as it was …

August, 2016

  • 30 August

    Study finds shark fins and meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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    In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks can have positive health benefits for consumers and for shark conservation, since several …

  • 4 August

    Ominous background music is bad for sharks

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    In a series of experiments, researchers found that music indeed has the power to influence public perceptions of sharks. Participants who viewed footage of swimming sharks set to ominous background music ended up rating sharks more negatively than those who watched the same video set to uplifting music, or who …

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    More proof of shark hunting in Sabah

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    A group of tourists have caught on camera fresh evidence of shark hunting in waters here. The photograph they took showed dead sharks laid out on a long boat with the tails of at least four hanging over the side. The sighting comes just days after gory images of alleged shark finning …

  • 25 July

    China’s biggest shipping line Cosco promises to ban shark fins

    However, a date for the ban has not yet been announced. China’s biggest shipping and logistics company, Cosco, says it is planning to implement a ban on the transport of shark fins. The new policy was announced in a letter to the Hong Kong branch of the U.S. wildlife conservation group WildAid…

  • 21 July

    Sabah tourist Island Mabul turns bloody with floating dead sharks

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    Shocking pictures of dead sharks in bloody waters of Mabul Island, Sabah, had emerged online, causing uproar by environmentalists. Facebook user Chung Wui Tang who had visited a village in the small island shared several pictures of the gory site of sharks who have had their fins removed, while natives continue …