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[Press Release: New EU Report on Shark Finning Reaffirms Commitment to Strict Rules]

Press Release: New EU Report on Shark Finning Reaffirms Commitment to Strict Rules

15 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS// The European Commission today released a long-anticipated report on EU Member States’ 2014 implementation of the EU ban on shark finning. Image © Stuart Free.
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[First Basking Shark arrives in Britain month earlier than usual after record warm winter - The Telegraph]

First Basking Shark arrives in Britain month earlier than usual after record warm winter - The Telegraph

07 Apr 2016

CORNWALL// A group on a sailing trip off Penzance, in Cornwall, saw the 16ft-long animal (5m) on Wednesday evening. Image © Charles Hood.
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[Shark Focus: Issue 55 - out now!]

Shark Focus: Issue 55 - out now!

05 Apr 2016

WORLDWIDE// The spring issue of Shark Focus magazine, created exclusively for Shark Trust members, is out now. Image © Simon Pierce.
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[The shark in your living room - Discover Wildlife]

The shark in your living room - Discover Wildlife

24 Mar 2016

UK// A wildlife documentary showing a huge gathering of sharks has got to be somewhere exotic, right? The Galápagos, perhaps, or the Great Barrier Reef. Well, no – it was a short gannet's flight from Cornwall. Image © Linda Pitkin.
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[New Research Challenges the Effect of Sharks, Rays on Oyster and Shellfish Industries - The Fish Site]

New Research Challenges the Effect of Sharks, Rays on Oyster and Shellfish Industries - The Fish Site

18 Mar 2016

USA// The arguments continue to rage about the actual role that ‘keystone’ species, such as sharks, play in ecosystems rather than popular perceptions about them, writes Bob Carling for TheFishSite. Image © Grant Palmerhead, Wikimedia Commons.
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[Savoo Search, Save and Raise]

Savoo Search, Save and Raise

24 Feb 2016

UK// We’re excited to announce Savoo Search, Save and Raise as a new fundraising partner, allowing us to generate valuable funds for the Shark Trust through web searches and discount vouchers for online shopping.
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[Twenty-two Shark and Ray Species Added to Scope of Global Agreement]

Twenty-two Shark and Ray Species Added to Scope of Global Agreement

19 Feb 2016

COSTA RICA// Signatories to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Sharks have unanimously agreed to add twenty-two species of sharks and rays to the MoU scope, and to accept the applications of six conservation groups as Cooperating Partners in fulfilling MoU objectives.
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[Conservation Groups Call for More Protection For Rays as well as Sharks in New 10-year Strategy]

Conservation Groups Call for More Protection For Rays as well as Sharks in New 10-year Strategy

15 Feb 2016

COSTA RICA// A group of experts from international conservation organizations is announcing a new strategy for combating the decline of sharks and closely related rays. Image © Doug Perrine.
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[Confirmed: 'Albino' White Shark washes up in Australia - Earth Touch News]

Confirmed: 'Albino' White Shark washes up in Australia - Earth Touch News

21 Jan 2016

AUSTRALIA// While spending the day in Australia's Port Hacking, New South Wales local Luke Anslow happened upon a rare find. A small shark had washed up on the beach – and a closer look revealed the creature was completely colourless.
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[How Do Sharks Navigate Across the Open Sea? - The Wire]

How Do Sharks Navigate Across the Open Sea? - The Wire

11 Jan 2016

WORLDWIDE// Underwater navigation is complicated because the terrain has no landmarks or paths. Everything looks the same. In the shallows and just below the surface, the sun may indicate where east lies, but it provides no more clues to underwater travellers. Image © Grant Henderson.
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