[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EndrH1E651k[/youtube] [space][space] According to PEW’s website, silky sharks, bigeye thresher sharks, common thresher sharks, and pelagic thresher sharks are particularly vulnerable throughout their habitat. Whether it’s from targeted shark fisheries, by-catch, or the extreme levels of unregulated/illegal fishing, these species have suffered dramatic population declines, around 70%. CITES is recognized globally as one of...Read More
Authorities are seeking any information that can help lead them to the people who committed this crime. Although this was initially reported to have occurred at Newport Beach pier, investigators cannot be certain this image was even from California. Viral photographs of a decapitated shark that appeared on social media this week have sparked an investigation...Read More
Exciting news out of Ecuador! The Galapagos Islands will now have some protection against fishing. Upon creation of the sanctuary, Correa said, “The Galápagos Islands have extraordinary ecological value, and also economic value. The government of Ecuador supports the creation of a marine sanctuary to leave an inheritance to our children and our children’s children;...Read More
Back in June 2013, fisherman caught an enormous female shortfin mako shark off Huntington Beach, California. The small group of fisherman were filming for Outdoor Channel reality television show, ‘Jim Shockey’s The Professionals’. Many had wondered why the shark wasn’t simply released. After the film and photos were over, the animal was donated to a scientific...Read More
At the end of the day we would never have got NBC to shut down production without the help and signature of each and every one of you. You are the reason the advertisers pulled out (thank you TripAdvisor, Clorox/Kingsford Charcoal, Allstate, Citrix), that NBC had to go on the defense and why we made...Read More
It’s pretty scary to know that this is a major way that restaurants are obtaining shark fins for the menus. [list type=”check”] Under EU rules, travellers are able to bring back 20kg of dried shark fin in their luggage under the same personal allowance rule that covers tobacco and alcohol. An investigation by the charity, Bite-Back,...Read More
The South Jersey Shark Fishing Tournament marked its 35 year anniversary this year. Out of Cape May, NJ, the tournament spans three days each June. This year exactly 400 sharks were caught. Fortunately, 90% of the animals were released and 40 were killed and brought back to shore. One hundred and one boats paid the $575 entrance...Read More
A large and very pregnant, great hammerhead shark was recently killed by a group of fisherman in Destin Florida, aboard the boat Phoenix. The catch occurred greater than 3 miles offshore so current legislation to protect against this was irrelevant. This shows how ineffective the current protections can be. Here’s a video of the shark being...Read More
Great news on the political front in Texas. The shark fin bill, #HB1579 flew through the Senate with a 27 – 4 vote, according to a Texas newspaper. The bill was sponsored by Texas Democrat Eddie Lucio III and strongly supported by Senator Eddie Lucio, his father. This new legislation makes anything relating to the...Read More
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