Spain shark scare briefly shuts down beaches

Would-be beachgoers near Barcelona faced a brief ban after a shark scare shut down six beaches for a day, the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

Three small blue sharks, between one and 1.5 metres (five feet) long, were sighted by lifeguards on Tuesday, prompting two local town halls to ban bathing from their beaches.

The beaches in the resorts of Premia del Mar and El Masnou near Barcelona were closed on Tuesday and reopened on Wednesday morning, a local Red Cross spokeswoman told AFP.

“A surveillance patrol in boats did not find the sharks,” so green flags were flying again on Wednesday indicating it was safe to bathe in the sea, the spokeswoman said.

Two Red Cross boats carrying out routine patrols in the waters off the two resorts were continuing to keep an eye out for the sharks, she added.

The Florida Natural History Museum, which monitors shark attacks, says the blue shark is considered a dangerous species and is known to have attacked sharks and boats.

Shark Attacks That Happened July 11

Here are the historical accounts for shark attacks that happened on July 11

Date Name Sex Age Time Country Area Location Activity Injury Species Sp_Length
1 11-Jul-2013 Barbara Corey F 63 15h30 USA North Carolina Holden Beach , BRUNSWICK COUNTY Wading bite wound on her right foot
2 11-Jul-2010 Male M 16h30 USA Florida Lauderdale by the sea, Broward County Diving – trying to free shark caught in net Small laceration to forearm from netted shark Nurse
3 11-Jul-2009 Brian Hovnanian M 08h30 USA California San Onofre Paddle-surfing No injury, shark collided with surfer & board 60
4 11-Jul-2009 John Cooper M Bahamas Bahamas. Bahamas. Spearfishing bit on John Cooper’s leg leaving a huge gash Caribbean 72
5 11-Jul-2008 Male M 24 13h45 USA South Carolina 31st avenue , Isle of Palms, Charleston County Surfing Bite to Arm
6 11-Jul-1998 Darren James M 16 Morning South Africa Eastern Cape Province St. Francis Bay Surfing Knee bitten 72
7 11-Jul-1988 female F 15 10h30 USA Florida Jensen Beach Martin County Swimming Punctures & deep scratches in foot & buttock
8 11-Jul-1982 Gerald Winkle M 43 USA California Malibu Swimming No injury -Hoax
9 11-Jul-1963 James Ronald Mason deckhand M 24 USA Mississippi Horn Island Fishing Cuts on right hand SPI 48
10 11-Jul-1951 Edward Sierks skipper of L’Apache M 42 PACIFIC OCEAN In Los Angeles – Honolulu yacht race Fell overboard Molested by shark that nibbled his bare feet rescued 30 hours later. 84
11 11-Jul-1934 boat Australia New South Wales Cronulla No injury to occupants Sharks continually followed the dinghy and one smashed its rudder White
12 11-Jul-1928 Willie Poid a Torres Strait islander M Australia Pearl diving Injuries to chest
13 11-Jul-1916 (male occupant of a capsized lifeboat) Bahamas 50 miles off Bahamas Sea Disaster Fatal -. When the survivors were rescued next day they were clubbing sharks with oars.
14 11-Jul-1899 Unknown M ITALY a Genoa Fishing Laceration to face and neck, shark was in boat

Shark Attack Fatalities

Sharks recently killed these innocent ocean goers

Sharks recently killed these innocent ocean goers

None of these people ever participated in Shark Finning.

Shark Conservation doesn’t want us to care about these people only the sharks being killed.

These people were all conservation minded people only briefly visiting the ocean.

Fisherman kill sharks not ocean goers.

Please stop comparing innocent ocean goers to shark finning fisherman. There is no comparison.

Atlantic Shark Fishery update from Jan – June 2014

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update

 

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Jan-june-Shark-Landings

 

 

mt dw – lb dw Converted to Number of Sharks

 

January 1- June 18, 2014

 

We at Shark Attack Survivors and Shark Year Magazine support Proper fishery management which allows for and promotes removal of appropriate numbers of sharks while insuring species survival. We hope understanding the number of sharks harvested will help you decide which areas of shark conservation to participate in to do the most good.

 

Recently many protested shark tournaments where 10 to 12 Pelagic Sharks were brought back to the dock. To insure species survival the commercial fishing fleet can harvest 25,019 in 2014.

 

Recently many USA residents protested the WA shark cull – Most of the sharks caught were tiger sharks members of our Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon). 55 sharks were killed in WA while back in the USA 20,000 LCS are being harvested. They also caught a Pelagic shark in WA. Add the LCS and Pelagic harvested in the USA 50,000 the WA cull 55.

 

As landing updates become available we will translate the mt dw or lb dw to the number of shark for you.

MT (Metric Tons) – 2,204.6 lbs.

LB (Pounds)

DW (Dressed Weight) The weight of the shark meat presented at market. (fins not included).

274.3 mt dw

(604,626 lb dw)

 

Below are the preliminary landings estimates in number of sharks for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through June 18, 2014.  The estimates include landings by state-only permitted vessels, federally permitted vessels, and the 2014 shark research fishery participants.

 

 

 

 

Management Groups(Shark Species) Region 2014 AdjustedCommercial Quota Estimated Landings in 2014 Jan – June % of 2014 Quota
Blacktip Sharks Gulf of Mexico 24,105 17,707 73% Closed June 2, 2014
Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon) 9,818 9,868 101% Closed May, 20
Hammerhead Sharks(scalloped, great, and smooth) 928 512 55% Closed May, 20
Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (blacktip, bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon) Atlantic 10,957 1,082 10% Opened June 1, 2014
Hammerhead Sharks(scalloped, great, and smooth) 995 23 2% Opened June 1, 2014
Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks(Atlantic sharpnose, bonnethead, and finetooth) Gulf of Mexico 25,079 6,333 25%
Atlantic 97,055 27,585 28%
Blacknose Sharks Gulf of Mexico 815 339 42%
Atlantic 7,727 4,801 62%
Blue Sharks No regional quotas 13,678 388 3%
Porbeagle Sharks 21 2 <1% Closed in 2013
Pelagic Sharks Other Than Porbeagle or Blue(oceanic whitetip, common thresher, and shortfin mako) 25.019 4,856 19%

 

The mt dw and lb dw figures are taken from the monthly Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update

The average dressed weight for each management group was provided by NOAA Fisheries – Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Division Guý DuBeck – 04/17/2014.

Shark Attack Survivors did the mt dw and lb dw conversions to number of sharks.

Locations and Species marked closed means that area for them species is virtually a shark sanctuary for the remainder of the year.

These are Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico figures the Pacific fishery figures are not included.

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mt dw – lb dw Converted to Number of Sharks January 1- May 13, 2014

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update 

To get the clearest view use the PDF file.

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update January 1- May 13, 2014
pdf

 

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update

 

mt dw – lb dw Converted to Number of Sharks

 

January 1- May 13, 2014

 

We at Shark Attack Survivors and Shark Year Magazine support Proper fishery management which allows for and promotes removal of appropriate numbers of sharks while insuring species survival. We hope understanding the number of sharks harvested will help you decide which areas of shark conservation to participate in to do the most good.

Recently many protested shark tournaments where 10 to 12 Pelagic Sharks were brought back to the dock. To insure species survival the commercial fishing fleet can harvest 25,019 in 2014.

Recently many USA residents protested the WA shark cull – Most of the sharks caught were tiger sharks members of our Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon). 55 sharks were killed in WA while back in the USA 20,000 LCS are being harvested. They also caught a Pelagic shark in WA. Add the LCS and Pelagic harvested in the USA 50,000 the WA cull 55.

 

As landing updates become available we will translate the mt dw or lb dw to the number of shark for you.

MT (Metric Tons) – 2,204.6 lbs.

LB (Pounds)

DW (Dressed Weight) The weight of the shark meat presented at market. (fins not included).

274.3 mt dw

(604,626 lb dw)

 

Below are the preliminary landings estimates in number of sharks for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through May 13, 2014.  The estimates include landings by state-only permitted vessels, federally permitted vessels, and the 2014 shark research fishery participants.

 

 

Management Groups(Shark Species) Region 2014 AdjustedCommercial Quota Estimated Landings in 2014 Jan – May % of 2014 Quota
Blacktip Sharks Gulf of Mexico 24,105 13,331 55%
Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon) 9,818 8,040 82% Closed May, 20
Hammerhead Sharks(scalloped, great, and smooth) 928 394 42% Closed May, 20
Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (blacktip, bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon) Atlantic 10,957 9 < 1%
Hammerhead Sharks(scalloped, great, and smooth) 995 1 < 1%
Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks(Atlantic sharpnose, bonnethead, and finetooth) Gulf of Mexico 25,079 1325 5%
Atlantic 97,055 21,662 22%
Blacknose Sharks Gulf of Mexico 815 294 36%
Atlantic 7,727 1599 21%
Blue Sharks No regional quotas 13,678 375 3%
Porbeagle Sharks 21 2 <1%
Pelagic Sharks Other Than Porbeagle or Blue(oceanic whitetip, common thresher, and shortfin mako) 25.019 4231 17%

 

The mt dw and lb dw figures are taken from the monthly Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update

The average dressed weight for each management group was provided by NOAA – 04/17/2014

Shark Attack Survivors did the mt dw and lb dw conversions to number of sharks.

Locations and Species marked closed = that area for them species is virtually a shark sanctuary for the remainder of the year.

http://sharkyear.com

http://sharkattacksurvivors.com

Status of U.S. Shark Stocks in 2013 by Helmut Nickel

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
02. May 2014

The latest Annual Report on the Status of U.S. Fisheries has just been released. A PDF-file of the Status of Stocks 2013 Report can be downloaded here.

The three tables below provide an overview of the status of 5 shark stock complexes and 24 shark stocks which have been assessed individually by NOAA for the year 2013. The complete Status Determination Tables ( with all 478 stocks and stock complexes managed in federal fishery management plans ) can be viewed here.

View Entire Article:

http://sharkyear.com/2014/status-of-u-s-shark-stocks-in-2013.html