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.

http://sharkyear.com

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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

SAS Peoples International Shark Attack File and the International Shark Attack File

SAS Peoples International Shark Attack File and the International Shark Attack File

At our sister site http://sharkattackfile.info we added a new feature. We took all the incidents from 1997 to current and displayed them in an easy to understand yearly table. We also added the figures from the ISAF to the table.

There are several different categories between the two which I will try to explain some of them.

  •  We use one category called “Injured” the person was injured.
  • Another category is “No Injury or “Harassed” no one was injured.
  • Another category is “Fatal” A shark may have killed or eaten a human.

The International Shark Attack File uses its own categories.

The main category is “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attack” which is where all the statistics come from.

The International Shark Attack File uses incidents from all our categories to compile their “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attack”

A person injured, not injured, or killed may or may not become a “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attack”. How, where, when, if we have enough money to investigate, do we have an investigator in the area, and any other thought of the year can decide if a incident is a “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attack”.

These experts keep telling us stupid sharks out there that can’t injure or kill people properly.

 

International Shark Attack File

International Shark Attack File

The International Shark Attack File is considered  as having the most complete listing of shark attacks worldwide.

SO THEY SAY – WE DON’T…

The worldwide committee of shark attack experts at the AES are.

Shark Attack File Committee (appointed annually by President)

  • George Burgess, Chair and Curator
  • Bob Lea (California)
  • George Balazs (Hawaii),
  • Vic Springer (NMNH contact)
  • Geremy Cliff (South Africa)
  • Randy Honebrink (Hawaii)
  • John West (Australia)
  • Otto Gadig (Brazil)

In February 2014 we explained how some of these experts kicked Rodney Fox out of all figures used by the ISAF of ever being attacked by a shark.

http://sharkattacksurvivors.com/2014/international-shark-attack-file-2.html

In the 2013 International Shark Attack File summary reference was made to there being no shark attacks in South Africa during the year 2008.

“South Africa has had years with as many as eight attacks (2010) and four fatalities (2009) but also a year (2008) having no attacks whatsoever,”

If you notice Geremy Cliff from the KwaZulu-Natal Shark Board (South Africa) is a member of the AES Shark Attack File Committee.

Geremy Cliff shows there were 3 shark attacks and 1 fatal in the Cape area with 1 in KwaZulu-Natal. http://www.shark.co.za/SASharkAttacksMore

Our info shows 6 incidents with another 4 Abalone poachers disappeared near Dyer Island a shark hot spot.

The way the ISAF is going they should be able to eliminate all shark attacks in history for all those making money by you going in the water. If you happen to be the person entering the water you need to ignore all those trying to get you in the water.

Al Brenneka