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What is actually threatening the sharks?

By Dorien Schröder, marine biologist To this day a lot of people would answer that question with shark finning. Even a lot of conservation organisations […]

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New project: Shark Meat Sampling

Since three months, we are sampling shark meat in Dutch markets and other points of sale. The samples will be examined by the University of […]

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Documenting Giant Skate Research in Orkney

As photographer of the Dutch Shark Society, Peter Verhoog (peterverhoog.com) documented the work of the Orkney Skate Trust, that is supported by World Wide Fund […]

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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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Shark bytes – EEA 2018 conference summary

This past weekend the European Elasmobranch Association conference was held in Peniche, Portugal. The Saturday started with a talk by keynote speaker Gavin Naylor, on […]

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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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They’re back! Come visit our rays!

In the winter months it was too cold to release the young animals in the North Sea. We started releasing again when the water temperature […]

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Grote Eikapseljacht: an update!

It has been three years since the start of De Grote Eikapseljacht. More than 1000 eggcases are registered now! There is a small increase in […]

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De paashaai bracht veel eieren!

On April 1st the weather was not too good. So we were really happy that around 50 people showed up for our eggcase hunt.  After […]

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The Easter Shark is hunting for eggs again!

This Easter, the Dutch Shark Society, in collaboration with Walter Langendoen (Maasvlakte Strandvondsten), is organizing two more fun  Easter walks, where we will all go […]

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