Category Archives: Sharks/Rays

MSC certification of “Echebastar” Fishery: “WWF is [still] most concerned…” Objections were all dismissed & WWF doesn’t recommend these MSC-cert tunas…

Continue reading MSC certification of “Echebastar” Fishery: “WWF is [still] most concerned…” Objections were all dismissed & WWF doesn’t recommend these MSC-cert tunas…

METABARCODING: ‘A few samples of seawater filtered for DNA fragments provided evidence for more sharks than observed during thousands of dive surveys’…

Continue reading METABARCODING: ‘A few samples of seawater filtered for DNA fragments provided evidence for more sharks than observed during thousands of dive surveys’…

88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide; UF reports 2017 as “average year”; One attack in England…

Continue reading 88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide; UF reports 2017 as “average year”; One attack in England…

“EU leads the way to sustainable fisheries”; But EC regrets that EU’s ICCAT proposal to move towards a more long-term management plan was postponed

Continue reading “EU leads the way to sustainable fisheries”; But EC regrets that EU’s ICCAT proposal to move towards a more long-term management plan was postponed

FUZZY logic: ‘Certain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change’ –  UBC study

Continue reading FUZZY logic: ‘Certain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change’ –  UBC study

UNBORN rays traumatized when their mothers are captured, World-first study finds; “Major implications” for shark fisheries’ impacts estimation

Continue reading UNBORN rays traumatized when their mothers are captured, World-first study finds; “Major implications” for shark fisheries’ impacts estimation

SHARK finning itself is illegal in the U.S. but not buying/selling… New Bill would ban buying & selling of shark fins in USA

Continue reading SHARK finning itself is illegal in the U.S. but not buying/selling… New Bill would ban buying & selling of shark fins in USA

FINANCIAL & ecological implications of global seafood mislabelling; “Consumer power to choose sustainably-harvested species is threatened by seafood mislabelling”

Continue reading FINANCIAL & ecological implications of global seafood mislabelling; “Consumer power to choose sustainably-harvested species is threatened by seafood mislabelling”

AMERICANS consumed extra pound of seafood in 2015; “continued stability & sustainability in U.S. commercial & recreational fisheries” – NOAA report

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Continue reading AMERICANS consumed extra pound of seafood in 2015; “continued stability & sustainability in U.S. commercial & recreational fisheries” – NOAA report

RETHINKING assumptions: salmon sharks ‘may play role’ in Chinook decline in Alaska; Just as porbeagle & Blufin tuna may do in Atlantic re. Salmo salar

Continue reading RETHINKING assumptions: salmon sharks ‘may play role’ in Chinook decline in Alaska; Just as porbeagle & Blufin tuna may do in Atlantic re. Salmo salar

IATTC marks progress on sharks & FADs management; but fails to adopt tuna conservation measures

Continue reading IATTC marks progress on sharks & FADs management; but fails to adopt tuna conservation measures

HILTON worldwide reinforces its commitment to responsibly source seafood in collaboration with WWF; Will source “at least 25%” from MSC & ASC by 2022

Continue reading HILTON worldwide reinforces its commitment to responsibly source seafood in collaboration with WWF; Will source “at least 25%” from MSC & ASC by 2022

FIVE-tonne 2km ghost net retrieved from northern Australian waters; “Ghost nets are a global issue”

Continue reading FIVE-tonne 2km ghost net retrieved from northern Australian waters; “Ghost nets are a global issue”