Daily Archives: June 24, 2011

Shark conservation legislation passed in Chile

http://www.fishnewseu.com/latest-news/world/6061-shark-conservation-legislation-passed-in-chile.html 24 June 2011 THE Chilean Chamber of Deputies has unanimously passed legislation that bans the practice of shark finning in Chilean waters. The Senate must approve the current version of this bill before it moves to President Sebastián Piñera for … Continue reading

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Australia’s Ningaloo coast added to Unesco’s World Heritage List

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/24/australia-ningaloo-coast-unesco-world-heritage?CMP=twt_fd 24 June 2011 The Ningaloo coast in Australia, a vast complex of reefs, caves, streams and shallow waters, and the Kenya lake system in the great rift valley in Africa, an area of outstanding beauty and home to 13 threatened bird species, are … Continue reading

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Honduras Creates a Shark Sanctuary

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/honduras-creates-a-shark-sanctuary/ 24 June 2011 In a sign that the global movement to protect sharks is picking up steam, Honduras is declaring its waters to be a permanent sanctuary for the fish.

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Shark-fin soup: garnished with pollutants

http://saveourseas.com/blog/shark_fin_soup_garnished_with_pollutants 24 June 2011 By now, we all know that the demand for shark fins is leading to a dramatic decrease in the number of sharks. It is also known that shark fins contain a lot mercury. And it is … Continue reading

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Sarasota divers film whale shark off Longboat Pass

http://www.lbknews.com/2011/06/24/sarasota-divers-film-whale-shark-off-longboat-pass/ 24 June 2011 Sean Hawes and four friends spent an hour with a 25-foot whale shark Saturday while diving and spear fishing at Fin Barge, a wreck about 25 miles off Longboat Pass. During their last dive, a 25-foot whale … Continue reading

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Researchers Complete Pacific Ocean Predators Census

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2069574/researchers_complete_pacific_ocean_predators_census/ 24 June 2011 According to new research from the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP), two expanses of the North Pacific Ocean are attracting an array of marine predators in predictable seasonal patterns.

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Safeguarding Scottish Sharks

http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/15663/Safeguarding_Scottish_Sharks.html 24 June 2011 Yesterday, Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead announced the Elasmobranch Protection Order, an Order which proposes to bring the recreational angling community in line with the commercial fishing industry with regards to the prevention of landing of … Continue reading

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