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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 Aug 2016
AUSTRALIA// A commercial fisher in Queensland has been caught selling bills of sawfish, which experts say are the world’s most endangered marine fish. Image © Doug Perrine.