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July, 2008

  • 30 July

    Olympians Join Fight to Save Sharks from Overfishing

    Bull Shark

    (From wbir.com)- Shark fin soup is a delicacy in Asia. It”s a popular wedding dish that costs $100 a bowl. Each day, trawlers head to the ocean using long lines and big hooks. They hunt down the muscular creatures and then slice off their fins, while the sharks are still …

  • 30 July

    New Regulations Imposed On Shark Fishing

    From Star-News file

    (From starnewsonline.com)- Contrary to their media-driven reputation as savage beasts out to get unsuspecting swimmers, sharks are an integral piece of the ocean puzzle, experts say. And the government has recognized that. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries released a proclamation last week increasing regulations for shark fishing. For example, …

  • 29 July

    Shark Found in Lake Guntersville Was Atlantic Sharpnose

    Atlantic Sharpnose

    (From blog.al.com)- A state fisheries official said this morning that a dead shark found in Lake Guntersville (Alabama) last week was actually an Atlantic sharpnose shark and are more confident that it had been thrown into the lake. Atlantic sharpnose sharks, which reach a maximum of four feet, aren”t known …

  • 29 July

    Rare Shark Stolen From Garden Aquarium

    Marble Shark

    (From guardian.co.uk)- A live shark was stolen from a garden aquarium in Hampshire over the weekend. The rare marble shark – one half of the only breeding pair in the UK – was taken from a brick outbuilding in Farnborough on July 26. “The victim is desperate for the fish …

  • 28 July

    Agency Seeking Input For Shark Catch Limits

    From Wikipedia

    (From stories.thefacts.com)- With the numbers of blacknose sharks declining, National Marine Fisheries Service officials will hear public comment Wednesday night in Freeport on the possibility of placing a ban on catching the shark. 2007 assessment showed blacknose sharks, which are found in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coast waters, have …

  • 27 July

    Shark Angels Premieres in South Africa


    (From deeperblue.net)- The highly anticipated short documentary, aiming to shift the public”s view of sharks and focus much needed attention on their conservation, will premiere in Durban, South Africa at the Wavescapes/IFC Film Festival on July 31st. Join three exceptional young women – Julie Andersen, founder of Shark Savers, Alison …

  • 26 July

    Shark Week Swims Closer

    Image from Oceana

    Just in time for Discovery Channel”s Shark Week, July 27 to Aug. 2, today we released a report revealing that as shark populations decline, the oceans suffer unpredictable and devastating consequences. The week of popular shark programming is a blessing and a curse for shark conservation — our maligned friends …

  • 25 July

    Sharks Essential to Healthy Oceans

    Photo: Istock

    (From thedailygreen.com)- Oceana released a report today that concludes sharks are essential in maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems. While sharks still have the reputation of hungry human hunters, they now represent the largest group of threatened marine species on the World Conservation Union”s Red List of threatened species, according to the …

  • 25 July

    Is The World’s Largest Shark Shrinking?

    From dsc.discovery.com

    (From dsc.discovery.com) – Humans have over-exploited the whale shark — the world”s largest living fish — to such a degree that the ocean giants are actually shrinking in size, according to new research. Fitzpatrick and his colleagues not only detected the population drop at the reef, but they also discovered …

  • 25 July

    Shark Count To Begin Off Cornwall Coast

    From telegraph.co.uk- JOHN ROBERTSON

    (From telegraph.co.uk)- Basking shark sightings are to be logged by volunteers in a survey that aims to find out more about the world”s second largest fish.The Seaquest Basking Shark project is taking place at two locations off the Cornwall coast and aims to collect information and raise public awareness of …

  • 24 July

    Shark Population Declining due To Long Line Fishing

    White Shark

    (From miadhu.com.mv) – Maldives Fishermen Union has revealed that the decline in the shark and dolphin population in Maldives waters is due to the increase in long line fisheries activities. This was revealed in a letter sent to fisheries and agriculture minister Hussain Hilmy by the Fishermen Union. According to …

  • 23 July

    Taiwan Restaurant To Cut Down Serving Shark’s Fin After Protests

    Shark fin soup off menu

    (From monstersandcritics.com)Taipei – Taiwan”s most exclusive restaurant on Wednesday gave in to protests from US and Taiwanese conservation groups and agreed to remove serving shark”s fin from its banquet menus. However, the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) demands the restaurant remove shark”s fin completely, not just from a …