Sharks http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29994/all en S.Africa convicts great white shark hunter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/safrica-convicts-great-white-shark-hunter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A South African court has convicted a man for killing a great white shark in the country's first-ever ruling on such a case, the agriculture and fisheries ministry said Monday.</p> <p>The landmark decision was lauded by conservationists who said they hoped the move will help dissuade others from hunting the protected species.</p> <p>A Western Cape court last Friday fined recreational fisherman Leon Bekker 120,000 rand ($13,400, 10,000 euro) for catching and killing the predator in 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/safrica-convicts-great-white-shark-hunter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cartilaginous fish Fish Sharks AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745556 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Sharks forward Alberts faces layoff following surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/rugby-sharks-forward-alberts-faces-layoff-following-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DURBAN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Sharks loose forward Willem Alberts will miss the start of the Super Rugby season after his franchise revealed that the South Africa international will undergo surgery on a shoulder injury on Tuesday.</p> <p>Alberts will be out for at least four weeks after what the Sharks described as a "small procedure" on an ongoing problem that has already kept him out of two pre-season friendlies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/rugby-sharks-forward-alberts-faces-layoff-following-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sharks Sport in South Africa Willem Alberts Willem Alberts Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759613 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia announces shark, manta ray sanctuary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/indonesia-announces-shark-manta-ray-sanctuary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesia has announced a new shark and manta ray sanctuary, the first to protect the species in the rich marine ecosystem of the Coral Triangle, known as the "Amazon of the ocean".</p> <p>Environmentalists Wednesday welcomed the creation of the 46,000-square-kilometre (18,000-square-mile) protection zone, in an area at risk from both overfishing and climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/indonesia-announces-shark-manta-ray-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fish Manta ray Sharks Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:01:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760944 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand man killed in shark attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/new-zealand-man-killed-shark-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A New Zealand man was killed in a shark attack on Wednesday at a beach near Auckland, ambulance officers said.</p> <p>The attack took place at Muriwai Beach, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Auckland at about 2:00 pm (0100 GMT), a St. John Ambulance spokeswoman said.</p> <p>"The deceased is a 47-year-old male, that's all we've got at the moment," she told AFP.</p> <p>Media reports said police shot the shark while attempting to rescue the victim, who had been swimming off the beach when the attack occurred.</p> <p>ns/mfc/jw</p> Coastline of New Zealand Fish Sharks AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:16:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767971 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-NZ man fatally attacked by shark, police open fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/nz-man-fatally-attacked-shark-police-open-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Clarifies data in final paragraph)</p> <p>WELLINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A New Zealand man was attacked and killed by a great white shark on Wednesday in a rare fatal shark incident in the country, prompting police to open fire.</p> <p>Police said they fired shots at the shark after a man was fatally bitten at Muriwai beach located around 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Auckland, one of many beaches dotted along the North Island's west coast that are known for their wild surf.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/nz-man-fatally-attacked-shark-police-open-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Shark attack Sharks Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768108 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand man killed in shark attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/new-zealand-man-killed-shark-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A New Zealand man was killed in a rare shark attack at a popular tourist beach on Wednesday, with police forced to shoot at the predator from a boat to retrieve the victim's body, officials said.</p> <p>The attack took place at Muriwai Beach, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Auckland at about 1:30 pm (1230 GMT), police said, and is the first confirmed shark fatality in the country for more than 35 years.</p> <p>The St John ambulance service said the victim was a 47-year-old man, who witnesses said was a local who had been swimming about 100 metres offshore when he was attacked.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/new-zealand-man-killed-shark-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Jaws New Zealand Sharks AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768118 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>New Zealand man fatally attacked by shark, police open fire</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Human Interest Sharks Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:15:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768422 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/reuters-odd-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>New Zealand man fatally attacked by shark, police open fire</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/reuters-odd-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Human Interest Sharks Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:16:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768918 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand beaches closed as shark victim honoured http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/new-zealand-beaches-closed-shark-victim-honoured <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lifeguards were on the lookout Thursday for a shark that killed a man off a crowded beach near New Zealand's largest city as his family held a Maori ceremony near the site where he was mauled.</p> <p>Relatives named the man who died in the rare attack on Wednesday at Muriwai Beach west of Auckland as Adam Strange, a 46-year-old film maker and keen ocean swimmer.</p> <p>He was swimming about 100 metres offshore when a shark described as four metres (13 feet) long attacked at 1:30 pm (1230 GMT) Wednesday in the first confirmed shark fatality in New Zealand for more than 35 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/new-zealand-beaches-closed-shark-victim-honoured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coastline of New Zealand Entertainment Fish Human Interest New Zealand Sharks Technology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:01:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769197 at http://www.globalpost.com Shark fin-hungry China drives 'chaotic' fishing in Indonesia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/shark-fin-hungry-china-drives-chaotic-fishing-indonesia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dozens of weary Indonesian fishermen sail into a busy port on the resort island of Bali celebrating their lucrative and controversial haul that is destined to end up at Chinese banquets.</p> <p>The fishermen show off about 100 shark fins, already sliced off the carcasses, that are ready to be sold to middle-men and then most likely onwards to mainland China or cities around the world with big Chinese populations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/shark-fin-hungry-china-drives-chaotic-fishing-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Sharks Social Issues Sphyrnidae AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:17:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770526 at http://www.globalpost.com Shark overfishing pushes many species to the brink http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/shark-overfishing-pushes-many-species-the-brink <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle</p> <p>OSLO, March 1 (Reuters) - Protection measures have failed to stop around 100 million sharks being fished every year and a third of all shark species are now threatened with extinction, conservationists say.</p> <p>Many are caught for their fins, a delicacy in Asian soup. The fins are sliced off and the animals are often dumped alive overboard to die of suffocation or eaten by other predators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/shark-overfishing-pushes-many-species-the-brink" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lamnidae Sharks Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771450 at http://www.globalpost.com LatAm countries join forces against Asia to protect sharks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/latam-countries-join-forces-against-asia-protect-sharks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangkok, Mar 6 (EFE).- Latin America adopted a nearly unanimous position Wednesday at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, meeting in Bangkok to protect sharks, putting its weight behind a proposal that the Asian bloc considers unacceptable.</p> <p>Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Honduras took the lead in advancing the shark-protection position, which is backed by the European Union and the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/latam-countries-join-forces-against-asia-protect-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cartilaginous fish Fish Sharks Agencia EFE Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:16:09 +0000 Agencia EFE 5775411 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Southern Kings 12 Sharks 21 - Super Rugby result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/rugby-southern-kings-12-sharks-21-super-rugby-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, March 9 (Reuters) - The Sharks (South Africa) beat the Southern Kings (South Africa) 21-12 (halftime 12-3) in a Super Rugby match on Saturday.</p> <p>Scorers:</p> <p>Southern Kings - Penalties: Demetri Catrakilis (4)</p> <p>Sharks - Penalties: Pat Lambie (6); Drop-goal: Lambie. (Compiled by Nick Said; editing by Tom Pilcher; <a href="mailto:nick.said@thomsonreuters.com">nick.said@thomsonreuters.com</a> +27832722948 Messaging <a href="mailto:nick.said.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net">nick.said.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net</a>)</p> Demetri Catrakilis Labor Sharks Sport in South Africa Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 19:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778336 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Four shark species win international trade protection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/urgent-four-shark-species-win-international-trade-protection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Governments agreed on Monday to restrict international trade in four shark species in a bid to save them from extinction due to rampant demand for their fins.</p> <p>The 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) voted at a meeting in Bangkok to regulate exports of the oceanic whitetip shark and three species of hammerhead shark, but stopped short of a trade ban.</p> <p>dr/apj</p> Carcharhinidae Fish Sharks AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:30:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779418 at http://www.globalpost.com Four shark species win international trade protection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/four-shark-species-win-international-trade-protection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Governments agreed on Monday to restrict international trade in four shark species in a bid to save them from being wiped out due to rampant demand for their fins.</p> <p>The 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) voted at a meeting in Bangkok to control exports of the oceanic whitetip and three types of hammerhead shark, but stopped short of a full trade ban.</p> <p>The move would require countries to regulate trade by issuing export permits to ensure their sustainability in the wild, otherwise they could face sanctions from CITES.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/four-shark-species-win-international-trade-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lamnidae Sharks AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:16:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779449 at http://www.globalpost.com