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Minister Schouten promises: Better Protection for ‘Dutch’ Sharks and Rays

In 2015 former Secretary of State Martijn van Dam promised the same: better protection for Dutch sharks and rays. In the Netherlands and the Caribbean. […]

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Come visit us – and meet the baby rays!

  Dutch shark Society is one of the partners in the project “Sharks and rays back into the North Sea” (see On Sunday May 19th, […]

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Shark Fins confiscated at Schiphol Airport

More than 200 kilos of shark fins intercepted at SchipholA batch of 217 kilograms of dried shark fins that customs intercepted at Schiphol was seized […]

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Fossil Sharks and Rays: Blast from the Past!

Let me introduce myself … my name is Monique Welten; I studied biology at Leiden University and obtained my PhD at Leiden University in 2007. […]

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Transmitting thornback rays (Raja Clavata) send valuable information!

The thornback ray belongs in the habitat along the coasts of the Netherlands and Belgium, but has almost disappeared here due to overfishing. The species […]

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Kimberley Goes South-Africa: Looking Back!

When I signed up for the internship of 3 months I was really looking forward to it, but I also wondered if it was not […]

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Kimberley goes SA: sharks, sharks and… many plastic straws!

What a great way to start the week!!! After the big beach-cleanup in Hermanus we did a ‘volunteer only trip’. This means that only volunteers […]

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Shark & Rays back into the North Sea: First tagged thornback ray recaptured and registered!

Project Partners WWF NL, Sportvisserij Nederland, Dutch Shark Society, Blue Linked and The NorthSea Foundation report: The first tagged thornback ray has surfaced, both in […]

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Kimberley goes SA: a cake, kids and sharks!

The first real week of the 21 ocean days. A busy week, and actually we did a beach clean-up almost every day! Something that is […]

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Kimberley Goes SA: Sharks, Dogs and Old People

This week flew by. Finally, the weather is starting to get better so we had 4 ‘sea days’ this week. On Monday it was a […]

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