Monthly Archives: May 2011
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110531/NEWS03/705319886 31 May 2011 SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate unanimously approved a measure that would ban the sale of shark fins used in traditional Chinese soup. The measure approved Tuesday specifically prohibits “possessing, selling, offering for sale, trading or distributing” … Continue reading
http://www.marinebusiness.com.au/news/grey-nurse-shark-public-consultation-commences 31 May 2011 NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson today announced the commencement of public consultation on future management arrangements for the protection of grey nurse sharks in NSW, releasing a discussion paper.
http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/05/30/no-soup-for-you-sharks-live-to-swim-another-day/40206/ 31 May 2011 The state Assembly came to the defense Monday of endangered sharks targeted by fishermen who amputate their fins then toss the live sharks back into the ocean.
http://www.perthnow.com.au/missing-ningaloo-shark-stumpy-safe/story-fn6mh6b5-1226065100464 29 May 2011 ONE of Ningaloo Reef’s favourite whale sharks, affectionately dubbed Stumpy by researchers, has returned to local shores after fears he had become a victim of the shark fin trade.
http://deepseanews.com/2011/05/whos-your-daddy/ 28 May 2011 Jenny Schmidt from U. Illinois and her co-authors have uncovered a fascinating nugget of biology of the whale shark in a recent (and Open Access – w00t!) paper in Endangered Species Research.
http://www.etravelblackboard.com/article/119189/world8217s-biggest-fish-stars-in-exmouth8217s-annual-festival 27 May 2011 Exmouth will this weekend be celebrating the annual migration of the whale shark at the Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival 2011.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43186577/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/record-whale-sharks-gathered-feast/ 26 May 2011 The whale sharks spied in one group off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico two years ago numbered up to 420 — the largest gathering of the mysterious behemoths ever recorded, scientists said Wednesday.
http://www.earthtimes.org/nature/largest-group-largest-fish-shows-mexican-waters-importance/919/ 26 May 2011 Scientists have recorded the world’s largest gathering of whale sharks the largest fish in the seas who have got together around Mexico’s Yucutan Peninsula for a very good reason: to eat.
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110523_shortfinmakosharks.html 25 May 2011 NOAA’s Fisheries Service today launched a voluntary program to encourage commercial and recreational fishermen to safely release Atlantic shortfin mako sharks alive and report the releases to NOAA for posting on an online map
http://www.livescience.com/14332-fishing-hook-reduces-shark-catch-bts.html 25 May 2011 Scientists have developed a new type of fishing hook to reduce the number of sharks accidently caught from commercial fishing. The special hook, called “SMART Hook™” (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated Hook), combines two shark repellent technologies, … Continue reading