Monthly Archives: March 2012

Maui man rescues shark

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/17300830/maui-man-rescues-shark 31 March 2012 A dive instructor working out of a Maui resort risked possible injury Monday when he cut loose a 5-foot white tip reef shark that was tethered by a fishing line to a reef off Kaanapali.

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Pacific Tuna Commission Protects Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Not Whale Sharks

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/30/4379870/pacific-tuna-commission-protects.html 30 March 2012 Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) today agreed to protect oceanic whitetip sharks based on a U.S. proposal, while an Australian proposal to ban intentional setting of purse seine nets on … Continue reading

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Guam among first to protect sharks

http://www.kuam.com/story/17291875/guam-among-first-to-protect-sharks 29 March 2012 Roughly 60% of the world’s tuna is supplied by the Western and Pacific Regions. Key players from around the world meet to discuss ways to sustain tuna populations for the future.

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Australia moves to protect whales, dophins and whale sharks

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/australia-moves-to-protect-whales-dophins-and-whale-sharks 29 March 2012 Figures prepared by Canberra estimate over 1000 whales and dolphins, as well as 56 whale sharks, died in 2009 as a result of tuna fishing in the region.

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Shark Stewards Launches Shark Protection Campaign in Chicago

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9340741.htm 28 March 2012 Shark Stewards, a non-profit shark conservation organization based in California, announced the launch of its new Chicago-based chapter to support shark conservation in Illinois.

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Pitcairn Islands Expedition: Getting to Know the Henderson Sharks

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/27/pitcairn-islands-expedition-getting-to-know-the-henderson-sharks/ 27 March 2012 This morning we arrived at Henderson Island, where in 1820 three survivors of the wreck of the whaling ship Essex lived for more than 4 months after their ship was sunk by a bull sperm whale, and while … Continue reading

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“Twin” hammerhead shark species sparks concern

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57405337/twin-hammerhead-shark-species-sparks-concern/ 27 March 2012 Scientists recently confirmed that endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks have a fishy twin – a newfound species, still unnamed, that is distinct, yet very closely resembles the threatened sharks.

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