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[Endangered Devil Ray Landings in Turkey Denounced]

Endangered Devil Ray Landings in Turkey Denounced

15 Mar 2017

LONDON// Conservation groups are calling for answers and action in relation to the landing in Turkey of 30 Giant Devil Rays in contravention of Mediterranean agreements to protect the Endangered species. Image © Project Aware, Daniel van Duinkerken.
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[Shark Trust’s New Year’s Resolutions]

Shark Trust’s New Year’s Resolutions

20 Jan 2017

UK// Well, we’re three weeks into Dry January. All around is the thudding sound of people falling off wagons and the queues at the gym grow shorter by the day! It’s time to rescue what’s left of our New Year’s resolutions and make plans for the remainder of 2017.
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[Shark Focus: Issue 57 – out now!]

Shark Focus: Issue 57 – out now!

11 Jan 2017

WORLDWIDE// The winter issue of our Shark Focus magazine, exclusively for Shark Trust members, is out now. The digital version is also available - just login to your member account to download and start reading today!
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[Saving angels: new plan aims to conserve Critically Endangered Angelshark]

Saving angels: new plan aims to conserve Critically Endangered Angelshark

15 Dec 2016

UK & CANARY ISLANDS// An Action Plan to save one of the world’s most threatened shark species from extinction was today unveiled by a partnership of leading conservation organisations. Image © Tom Young.
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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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[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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