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

ICCAT parties meet in Marrakech to discuss conservation measures for Atlantic tunas and sharks

Continue reading ICCAT parties meet in Marrakech to discuss conservation measures for Atlantic tunas and sharks

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”