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[WA Government Bids to Extend Shark Kill Policy]

WA Government Bids to Extend Shark Kill Policy

24 Apr 2014

PERTH// Public comment is to be invited on the WA Government’s bid to extend its controversial shark catch-and-kill policy for a further three years. Earlier this month, the State Government applied to the Commonwealth to set up 72 baited drum lines one kilometre off the metropolitan and South-West coast between November 15 and April 30 for three years, with the policy to be reviewed in 2017.
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[Stewart Island Fishermen at Odds with Shark Tourism Operators]

Stewart Island Fishermen at Odds with Shark Tourism Operators

22 Apr 2014

Local fishermen say cage divers are attracting great whites by throwing fish heads into the sea, leading the sharks to associate people with food. The cage divers accuse the fishermen of shooting sharks to scare them away.
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[Chinese Billionaire to be hailed as

Chinese Billionaire to be hailed as "Global Shark Guardian" in New York

17 Apr 2014

NEW YORK// In 2011 Mr Ding Liguo, Mr Wan Jie and Mr Zhang Xingsheng were awarded Shark Trust Shark Champion Awards by Trust Chairman Richard Peirce. Later this week Mr Ding Liguo, Mr Wan Jie and Mr Guo Guangchang are to be recognised again as Shark Guardians for their continued committment to reducing shark fin consumption.
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[Sharks more evolved than thought, fossil discovery shows - The Guardian]

Sharks more evolved than thought, fossil discovery shows - The Guardian

17 Apr 2014

WORLDWIDE// Sharks’ long-held status as primeval “living fossils” unchanged since before the time of dinosaurs has been challenged by a new fossil discovery which suggests the creatures have modernised far more than previously thought. Image © Laura Storm.
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[Fish Facts: Shark survival - hammerheads get hammered - Fishing World]

Fish Facts: Shark survival - hammerheads get hammered - Fishing World

16 Apr 2014

WORLDWIDE// The furore in Western Australia over installation of baited drum lines at two specific beach zones...clearly shows that sharks have become members of the elite “charismatic marine megafauna” club. Image © Mark Doherty.
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['High-tech message in a bottle' travels more than 6,000 km - University of Windsor]

'High-tech message in a bottle' travels more than 6,000 km - University of Windsor

14 Apr 2014

WALES// A satellite tagging device used to record migratory data that was attached to a Greenland shark in the Canadian Arctic in 2012 was recently found washed up on a beach in southwest Wales. Image © Marc Dando.
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[The politics of shark attacks: time for some myth busting - The Guardian]

The politics of shark attacks: time for some myth busting - The Guardian

14 Apr 2014

AUSTRALIA// We are thankfully seeing a shift from myth to reality: sharks bites are not governable, and politicians should take note. Image © David Stephens.
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[Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water - The Guardian]

Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water - The Guardian

12 Apr 2014

US// Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, joint Australian and US research has found.
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[White Shark detected off Middleton Beach in Albany, drawn in by beached whale - The Australian ]

White Shark detected off Middleton Beach in Albany, drawn in by beached whale - The Australian

12 Apr 2014

AUSTRALIA// The Department of Fisheries picked up 20 detections of the same tagged 5m White Shark in Ellen Cove between 10.37pm last night and 9.45am today. Image © Ofer Ketter.
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[Fury over White Shark haul - iol News]

Fury over White Shark haul - iol News

12 Apr 2014

SOUTH AFRICA// A shark catch that has possibly set a new world angling record has left a shark tourism operator furious, promising to enlist the government’s help to stop the illegal fishing of sharks. Image © Ivan Vanheer.
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