Lamnidae http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36985/all en 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 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 Five shark species win global trade protection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/five-shark-species-win-global-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>Five shark species won international trade protection Monday in a move hailed as a breakthrough in efforts to save the world's oldest predator from extinction due to rampant demand for its fins.</p> <p>Rather than a complete ban, the 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) voted to restrict cross-border trade in the oceanic whitetip, the porbeagle and three types of hammerhead sharks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/five-shark-species-win-global-trade-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lamnidae Sharks Social Issues AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:16:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779529 at http://www.globalpost.com Great white sharks bite off far more than believed: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/great-white-sharks-bite-far-more-believed-study <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>Great white sharks, the world's largest predatory fish, eat three to four times more food than previously thought, an Australian study shows.</p> <p>US research from the 1980s estimated a 30 kilogram (66 lbs) meal of mammal blubber could sustain a one-tonne shark for more than six weeks.</p> <p>That perpetuated assumptions that large sharks could survive long periods without eating.</p> <p>However, a University of Tasmania-led study published this week in Scientific Reports on the nature.com website found that 30 kilos was only enough for 12-15 days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/great-white-sharks-bite-far-more-believed-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lamnidae Sharks Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789370 at http://www.globalpost.com New Caledonia bans shark fishing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/new-caledonia-bans-shark-fishing <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>The government of the Pacific paradise of New Caledonia said Wednesday it had decided to ban fishing of sharks, which are being decimated to feed growing demand for luxury goods.</p> <p>"New Caledonia took the decision to ban the fishing, capture, detention or commercialisation of all species of sharks" in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) -- an area roughly the size of South Africa, authorities in the French territory said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/new-caledonia-bans-shark-fishing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lamnidae New Caledonia Sharks AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:46:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5824344 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan to reject int'l regulation on trade in sharks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130531/japan-reject-intl-regulation-trade-sharks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan will reject the recent decision by Washington Convention member countries to regulate international trade in sharks whose populations have sharply declined due to overhunting for their fins, government sources said Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130531/japan-reject-intl-regulation-trade-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lamnidae Sharks Kyodo News International Fri, 31 May 2013 07:01:54 +0000 Kyodo News International 5849277 at http://www.globalpost.com Discovery's 'Shark Week' Tops Itself: 11 New Episodes, Adds Late-Night Talk Show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/discoverys-shark-week-tops-itself-11-new-episodes-adds-late-nig <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 Jethro Nededog</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Discovery's annual "Shark Week" begins Sunday, August 4 and boasts its most new premiere hours this summer over its 26 year run.</p> <p>This year, the cable network adds a late night show to the mix: "Shark After Dark." The show will air each evening of "Shark Week" with highlights from the days' programming and guests, including shark experts and shark attack survivors.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/discoverys-shark-week-tops-itself-11-new-episodes-adds-late-nig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Human Interest Lamnidae Sharks Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 29 Jun 2013 03:04:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5870874 at http://www.globalpost.com Fossils of prehistoric giant shark found in Spanish waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130903/fossils-prehistoric-giant-shark-found-spanish-waters <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>Las Palmas, Spain, Sep 2 (EFE).- The Spanish Oceanography Institute, or IEO, discovered in waters of the Canary Islands a large deposit of fossils of the largest marine predator that ever existed, the megalodon, a shark that became extinct 2 million years ago.</p> <p>The deposit was found at the foot of an undersea mountain some 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) deep during an ocean research campaign, the IEO said Monday in a communique.</p> <p>Those responsible for the discovery call this "an event of great scientific significance."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130903/fossils-prehistoric-giant-shark-found-spanish-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lamnidae Prehistoric sharks Technology Agencia EFE Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:47:01 +0000 Agencia EFE 5923110 at http://www.globalpost.com Great white shark baffles scientists tracking it off U.S. coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140620/great-white-shark-baffles-scientists-tracking-it-us-coast <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 David Adams</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - A great white shark being tracked by marine researchers and weighing more than a ton is keeping scientists guessing after it has made its way from Massachusetts' Cape Cod to the northeast Gulf of Mexico this week.</p> <p>Tagged in 2013 with a satellite tracking device, the great white known as Katharine is charting a groundbreaking map of the shark highway as scientists seek to discover its seasonal feeding grounds.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140620/great-white-shark-baffles-scientists-tracking-it-us-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lamnidae Sharks Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:57:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6182128 at http://www.globalpost.com