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September, 2008

  • 3 September

    Vast majority Of Kiwis oppose shark finning

    Shark finning

    (From voxy.co.nz)- A total of 83 per cent of New Zealanders surveyed support a ban on shark finning, according to a Colmar Brunton poll for Forest & Bird. Forest & Bird is calling for an end to shark finning because it is contributing to the decline of shark species worldwide. …

  • 2 September

    Artist suspends herself on shark hooks for Lush campaign

    Lush campaign: Andrew Butler and Paul Watson from brandrepublic.com

    (From brandrepublic.com) London- Alice Newstead, a performance artist and former Lush employee, will have her skin pierced with shark hooks and be suspended from the ceiling to highlight how sharks are caught on longlines to be killed for their fins. The performance will take place at 12 noon on September …

August, 2008

  • 30 August

    Man says he found dead shark in Lake Michigan

    Blacktip Shark - Wikipedia

    (From ap.google.com)- There”s no telling what might turn up in Lake Michigan. Rich Fasi of Traverse City says he found a dead 2-foot shark in the water while fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay on Wednesday. The saltwater fish was a juvenile blacktip shark, said Mark Tonello, a fisheries biologist …

  • 29 August

    Sharks found trapped in illegal gill net

    Gill net

    (From kitv.com) Honolulu- A Nature Conservancy team on patrol around Kaneohe Bay found an illegal gill with more than a dozen dead hammerhead sharks. The net was about 350 feet long and in the water for more than a day, Nature Conservancy representative Ken Conklin said.The net appeared to have …

  • 27 August

    Fisherman fined $2,000 for cutting shark’s throat

    Grey Nurse Shark from Wikipedia

    (From abc.net.au)- A recreational fisherman has been fined for killing an endangered grey nurse shark that was hooked in waters off Forster on the New South Wales mid-north coast. Fisheries officers found the 1.7 metre female shark in an icebox on the man”s boat in June 2006. Primary Industries Minister …

  • 26 August

    Foodies and fishers sign up to stop shark finning

    Shark finning scoop.co.nz

    (From scoop.co.nz)- Some of New Zealand’s best-known foodies and fishers have signed Forest & Bird’s pledge to help stop shark finning. Shark finning – cutting off the high-priced fins of sharks and dumping the rest of the body at sea – is contributing to the decline of shark species worldwide. …

  • 26 August

    Researcher fears for reef sharks’ future


    (From abc.net.au)- A north Queensland marine researcher says sharks are on the verge of being wiped out on the Great Barrier Reef. Richard Fitzpatrick says on a recent research trip to reefs off Cairns and Port Douglas, his team struggled to catch any sharks to collect DNA samples. Mr Fitzpatrick …

  • 25 August

    Tampa Restaurant says no to cruel shark finning

    Shark fin soup

    (From marketwatch.com) Washington- Ivory Mandarin Bistro joins national campaign to end shark finning by taking shark fin soup off its menu. The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is pleased to announce that the Ivory Mandarin Bistro in Tampa, Florida has decided to stop serving shark fin soup. Restaurant owners Steve Sritrairasri …

  • 24 August

    Great artists unite to save sharks on the Great Barrier Reef

    Art for Sharks from westender.com.au

    (From westender.com.au)- The artists have joined forces for the sea and the Australian Marine Conservation Society”s (AMCS) annual charity art auction on Friday September 12th 2008. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the marine charity”s campaign to stop targeted shark fishing on the Great Barrier Reef. 

  • 23 August

    Banned shark hunters to become sea rangers

    Bull Shark from Wikipedia

    (From divemaster.com)- Shark patrolling is being seen as a possible alternative for Indonesian fishermen. Researchers say Indonesian fishermen who”ve been banned from hunting certain species in the waters off Northern Australia could work as sea rangers monitoring vulnerable whale shark populations. The fishermen are considered a rich source of information …

  • 23 August

    Salmon shark washes up on N. Oregon Coast

    Photo Seaside Aquarium

    (From beachconnection.net) Seaside, Oregon- One salmon shark carcass did land on the north Oregon coast Friday morning – the first in about a year, according to Seaside Aquarium. Normally, they get about two such carcasses each year, usually in the summer. “The shark was just over two feet, which means …

  • 23 August

    Sharks become the hunted in Gulf Region

    Supplied Picture - gulfnews.com

    (From gulfnews.com)- There has been no classification of shark populations in Gulf waters on a regional basis, as there has been very little scientific research to assess this. According to the Emirates Marine Environment Group (Emeg) the biggest threat to sharks in the region is fishing. One of the big …