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[A New Project Supporting Population Recovery for an Endangered British Shark]

A New Project Supporting Population Recovery for an Endangered British Shark

07 Dec 2016

UK// Since 2010, the Shark Trust has worked collaboratively to address the issue of bycatch mortality for the Spurdog (Squalus acanthias) in the seas off the Southwest of England. Image © Lill Haugen.
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[Shark Focus: Issue 57 – coming soon]

Shark Focus: Issue 57 – coming soon

05 Dec 2016

WORLDWIDE// The winter issue of our Shark Focus magazine, created exclusively for Shark Trust members, is due out soon. We’re doing our best to get this wrapped up and posted before the last Christmas posting dates, but please bear in mind that it may not reach you until the New Year.
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[PRESS RELEASE: Baby Step for Blue Sharks, New Voices Against Finning at Atlantic Tuna Meeting]

PRESS RELEASE: Baby Step for Blue Sharks, New Voices Against Finning at Atlantic Tuna Meeting

21 Nov 2016

PORTUGAL// Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the ICCAT have taken a small yet unprecedented step toward establishing limits on Blue Shark catches from the North Atlantic, but failed to act on scientific advice to do the same for the South Atlantic.
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[Shark Trust hosts Scientific Shark Conference in Bristol]

Shark Trust hosts Scientific Shark Conference in Bristol

31 Oct 2016

BRISTOL// In October this year, the Shark Trust hosted the annual European Elasmobranch Association conference in Bristol – marking the 20th anniversary since the first meeting.
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[The world of sharks comes to Bristol]

The world of sharks comes to Bristol

25 Oct 2016

UK// It’s now only four days until EEA2016 – the annual scientific conference of the European Elasmobranch Association – officially opens in Bristol, hosted by the Shark Trust.
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[PRESS RELEASE: Conservationists welcome shark and ray listings at CITES CoP]

PRESS RELEASE: Conservationists welcome shark and ray listings at CITES CoP

04 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA // Conservationists are delighted that CITES Parties have officially listed devil rays, thresher sharks, and the silky shark under CITES Appendix II. The listing proposals were supported by more than the two-thirds majority required for adoption in Committee on Monday, and finalized today in Plenary.
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[PRESS RELEASE: Northwest Atlantic Fishing Countries Take Action for Sharks]

PRESS RELEASE: Northwest Atlantic Fishing Countries Take Action for Sharks

23 Sep 2016

CUBA// In a rare vote, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) has adopted a proposal for a stronger shark finning ban by an overwhelming margin, despite objections from Japan.
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[Shark Focus: Issue 56 - out now!]

Shark Focus: Issue 56 - out now!

14 Sep 2016

WORLDWIDE// The summer issue of our Shark Focus magazine, created exclusively for Shark Trust members, is out now. Image © Carlos Suarez, www.oceanosdefuego.es.
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[The State of Nature 2016 - RSPB]

The State of Nature 2016 - RSPB

14 Sep 2016

UK//The report, published today, reveals that 56% of the species studied have declined over recent decades. More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether. Image © Colin Speedie.
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[What can be done to protect the incredibly long-lived Greenland shark? - Southern Fried Science]

What can be done to protect the incredibly long-lived Greenland shark? - Southern Fried Science

16 Aug 2016

WORLD// A new study confirming the mysterious deepsea Greenland Shark as the world’s longest lived vertebrate has made huge news in the last few days – from Science News and BBC to People magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Image © Marc Dando.
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