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Kmart and the Dead Shark: Lessons to be Learned from the British Horse Meat Scandal

Last week there was extensive reporting on the death of a white tip shark that had been flown to California to star in a Kmart commercial.  News of this began … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

CITES Upholds Historic Vote on Shark Conservation

On Thursday (13 March 2013) Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ratified a vote cast earlier in the week, adding five species … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

CITES Delegates Approve Protection for Sharks and Manta Rays

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) voted today (Monday 11 March 2013) to add five species of shark to the list of plants … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Texas Aims to Ban Shark Fins: Legislature Hears Compelling Testimony

Well, says Beel, Texas is known for leaving no child behind.  Evidently that has morphed into leave no issue behind. Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, whose district includes Galveston, has … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Queensland, Australia Woman Forces Lungfish to Breathe Air in Daring Rescue

Sasha Ambrose of Gympie, Queensland has earned her 15 minutes of fame, plus a bit more. Sasha rescued an Australian lungfish from flood waters that had carried it into a hotel … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lebanese Fishery for Young Sharks

Al Arabiya News (Lebanon) reported today there is a growing Lebanese fishery for young sharks.  Regulations do not prevent the practice and there a growing market for the fish in the … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yarkon Bleak Reintroduction into Isreal Rivers a Success

The Yarkon bleak Acanthobrama telavivensis is a small minnow native to Israel’s coastal river systems.  It is an unremarkable fish, really, silvery in color and reaching a maximum length of only 20 … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indonesian Sanctuary for Sharks and Manta Rays: Is it really for Conservation?

The Jarkata Globe, Indonesia, reported last Wednesday that Indonesia had announced establishment of a new shark and manta ray sanctuary to protect these ecologically important species. The story has by … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Florida Couple Busted for Selling Shark Pups

They’re so adorable, says Beel!  Who would be involved in illegal sales of such cuties? According to a story on KeysNet.com a Federal Grand Jury handed down a sealed indictment … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Risky Business: Ocean Ramsey Swimming with a Great White Shark

Ocean Ramsey has gotten a lot of press lately for a video and photographs showing her swimming with a great white shark Carcharodon carcharias.  The video and photographs are a … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shark Stanley an Ivy-league SpokesFish for Conservation

The Yale Daily News recently reported that endangered marine species now have a new versatile spokesperson- a shark created by Yale students Ben Goldfarb and Leah Meth.  In “The Adventures of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Take Action on Tarpon

Bonefish on the Brain recently commented on a vote by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, last Wednesday, to end “gaff and drag” fishing by making making tarpon a catch-and-release only … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment