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[For Spain, the finning ban in the EU seems 'meaningless' - FIS]

For Spain, the finning ban in the EU seems 'meaningless' - FIS

24 Oct 2014

SPAIN// The head of the General Secretariat of the Sea of Spain, Juan Maneiro, defended the sustainability of the longline fleet given the ban by the European Union (EU) of shark finning. Image © Caroline Robertson-Brown.
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[Nearly 700 sharks killed in Queensland's cull program but conservationists say no evidence it works - ABC News]

Nearly 700 sharks killed in Queensland's cull program but conservationists say no evidence it works - ABC News

24 Oct 2014

AUSTRALIA// The state's strategy has not generated as much publicity or controversy as Western Australia's culls, but conservationists say it is the toughest in Australia. Image © Alec Connah.
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[WA drops Federal push on drum lines - The West Australian]

WA drops Federal push on drum lines - The West Australian

24 Oct 2014

AUSTRALIA// Mr Barnett this morning confirmed the WA Government had withdrawn an application under Federal Environment law seeking approval to set drum lines between November and April each year. Image © Eric Thoren.
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[Step closer to shark and man safely sharing the beach - Sunshine Coast Daily]

Step closer to shark and man safely sharing the beach - Sunshine Coast Daily

23 Oct 2014

AUSTRALIA// The Sunshine Coast may be a step closer to replacing shark nets with new technology able to allow sharks and man to safely share the beach. Image © Cat Gordon.
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[Monster shark 'kept whales in check' - BBC News]

Monster shark 'kept whales in check' - BBC News

23 Oct 2014

WORLDWIDE// The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests. Megalodon, an ancient 14-18m-long predator that resembled a super-sized White, may have preyed on primitive Baleen Whales.
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[John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments - The Guardian]

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments - The Guardian

21 Oct 2014

UK// Leaked documents show UK’s two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles.
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[Predatory fish have declined by two thirds in the last century - Scientific American]

Predatory fish have declined by two thirds in the last century - Scientific American

20 Oct 2014

WORLDWIDE// The removal of top predators has been called “humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature,” and it is as detrimental in the sea as it is on land. Image © Charles Hood.
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[Ancient Scottish fish 'first to have sex' - BBC News]

Ancient Scottish fish 'first to have sex' - BBC News

19 Oct 2014

SCOTLAND// An international team of researchers says a fish called Microbrachius dicki is the first-known animal to stop reproducing by spawning and instead mate by having sex.
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[Shy Epaulette Shark to thrive from climate change, Queensland researchers say - ABC News]

Shy Epaulette Shark to thrive from climate change, Queensland researchers say - ABC News

16 Oct 2014

australia// The timid Epaulette Shark is one of a small group of species that will thrive on the expected impacts of climate change, north Queensland researchers say. Image © Alex Mustard.
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[VIDEO: Viral Shark Video Gives Rare Look at a Feeding Frenzy]

VIDEO: Viral Shark Video Gives Rare Look at a Feeding Frenzy

15 Oct 2014

USA// A video posted to YouTube shows as many as a hundred sharks devouring a school of bluefish near a beach, a rarely seen phenomenon. Image © Josser Delgado.
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