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Project Stellaris: Mediterranean catsharks in the spotlights!

During the last meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association,  November 7-9 2014),the Dutch Shark Society had the pleasure of sponsoring three participants, whose research project […]

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The EEA Meeting 2014 – A Summary

By Dorien Schröder, Dutch Shark Society, dorien@dutchsharksociety.org     The first day of the meetingen of the European Elasmobranch Association was themed Elasmobranch Policy. The […]

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Discarded fishing gear keeps fishing for ever…

„Derelict fishing gear, sometimes referred to as “ghost gear,” is any discarded, lost, or abandoned, fishing gear in the environment. This gear continues to fish […]

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(Maybe) the last of the Dutch blue skates…

Last week, a fishmonger triumphantly exposed a large blue skate (Dipturus batis/intermedia) in his shop and on a market, stating “100 years old”! Maybe he […]

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And where does YOUR tuna come from?

  Many people tend to see shark finning and  targeted shark fishing as the most important cause for the decline of shark populations worldwide. They do […]

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Ocean Acidification will affect Shark Populations…

When atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolves in the oceans it forms carbonic acid, which in turn has a negative impact on marine life. Laboratory studies show that […]

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First ever recorded parthenogenesis in a ray!

Parthenogenesis, from the Greek meaning “virgin birth” is an odd quirk of embryonic development that allows female animals of some species to give rise to […]

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Sharkatag 2014!!!

This year’s edition of Sharkatag was nearly cancelled because of bad weather, but fortunately, it all cleared up! This was the fourth year of shark […]

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Manta rays in big trouble

High fishing pressure due to increased demand for mobulid ray gills results in a large number of manta and mobula being landed on a daily […]

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Shark nets: killers of all marine life….

Shark nets are a human protection idea dating from the 1950s. It’s time to acknowledge they don’t work, and instead do much harm to other […]

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