Monthly Archives: November 2011

International negotiators rule on shark protection measures

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/international-negotiators-rule-on-shark-protection-measures/2011/11/19/gIQAaznGcN_story.html 19 November 2011 International negotiators took steps Saturday to protect silky sharks, a species that is vulnerable in the Atlantic Ocean, but rejected measures aimed at curbing the catch of other shark species targeted for their fins.

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Sharks get legal protection

http://www.keysnet.com/2011/11/18/397766/sharks-get-legal-protection.html 19 November 2011 Love for big sharks flowed freely Wednesday in Key Largo: Tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead sharks will join the list of sharks protected from harvest in Florida waters starting in January.

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Tuna industry whistleblower reveals whale shark slaughter

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/special-features/tuna-industry-whistleblower-reveals-whale-shark-slaughter/story-e6frg19l-1226197937437#.TsUhfyfMfJw.facebook 18 November 2011 SHOCKING video of whale sharks, rays and whales being slaughtered by tuna fishermen has been released by an industry whistleblower.

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Coastal Countries Step Up for Sharks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-rand/protecting-sharks_b_1097620.html 17 November 2011 Sharks have roamed the seas for more than 400 million years, but today many species are being hunted to extinction.

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Aquarium hails birth of rare shark

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jFtYDWqaOHAjilG_-wMuEkG2uRYg?docId=N0720851321565502907A 17 November 2011 An endangered shark has been born in a Scottish aquarium in what is said to be a UK first. The rare angel shark pup was born prematurely at Deep Sea World in North Queensferry, Fife.

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Florida shelters sharks with new law

http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/221115/19/Florida-shelters-sharks-with-new-law 17 November 2011 On Jan. 1, four shark species will be added to 23 others off-limits to commercial and recreational fishermen.

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Tiger and hammerhead shark species win Florida protection

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/tiger-and-hammerhead-shark-species-win-florida-protection-1973708.html?mid=52 16 November 2011 It is now a crime to kill tiger and hammerhead sharks in the waters off Florida.

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch… unless you’re a whale shark!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060954/Theres-thing-free-lunch–unless-youre-whale-shark-Theyre-captured-stealing-fish-trawler-nets.html?ito=feeds-newsxml 13 November 2011 They may not have been invited to lunch, but no one thought of arguing with the giant creatures stealing fish out of the trawler nets. These gentle whale sharks were captured on camera for the first…

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Whale attracts sharks to Rottnest

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/11578664/whale-attracts-sharks-to-rottnest/ 11 November 2011 More sharks were sighted off Rottnest yesterday after a Humpback calf was mortally wounded by a 47ft boat. A water police spokesman said a Riviera hit the baby whale about 4.30pm at…

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Whale shark tourism on the rise

http://www.etravelblackboard.com/article/125251/whale-shark-tourism-on-the-rise 10 November 2011 The whale shark tour industry in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area has once again attracted a record number of visitors.

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