BFT recapture in the Adriatic Sea

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A bluefin tuna tagged in the Adriatic Sea has been caught again after 20 months in the wild, as Axel Nanko now informed me. The fish was caught by his friend Christian on April 29th on board Axel's boat off...

Bluefin spawning area off Madeira?

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A so far unknown spawning area of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (BFT) may be off Madeira. This is the result of a now published DNA study on the origin and return to the "birthplace" of almost 1,000 BFT in the...

Mako shark will be better protected in the future – a little bit.

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The mako shark will be better protected in the future after a majority decision of the UN Conference on Species Conservation. The top predator should now be listed on the so-called Appendix 2 of the Washington Convention on International Trade...

Decaying tuna carcasses off Ibizia again

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Again: Like last year, the Ibiza Island Council protested sharply to the Spanish central government in Madrid against the illegal dumping of tuna corpses by purse seiners. The bottom trawlers had up to 3 tonnes of decaying tuna carcasses in...

Deadly fight: Many sharks die after release

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Even short fights of only 20 minutes are apparently sufficient to release the especially sensitive Great Hammerheads into "freedom" as certain death candidates. The angler is delighted: The shark, which has been fought into the boat or even pulled onto...

Spaniards and Portuguese kill more sharks than swordfish

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Spanish and Portuguese fishing vessels in particular, are killing more sharks than swordfish in the Atlantic. Often targeted to benefit from finning, despite an EU ban. According to Greenpeace, four times as many sharks as swordfish were caught in the...

41 shark species threatened with extinction in the Mediterranean

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More than half of the 41 species of shark living in the Mediterranean are threatened with extinction, one third of them acute. This is the conclusion of a recently published report by the environmental protection organization WWF. The causes have...

Dentex brings faith back

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To find a good charter captain among many is not easy for us. Holidaymakers who fish for pike or carp at home and have no big game experience are then dependent on the promises of the captains. Some of them...

Fishing on North Kenya Bank in danger

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The beautiful fishing on the North Kenya Bank above Malindi may be threatened with extinction. Where charter boat guests catch big Yellowfins in September and Marlin anglers and Jiggers get their money's worth later in the year, a border dispute...

Anger and Confidence – My Donation to Sea Shepherd

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My story over the Chinese fishing fleet, which is now legally emptying the Somali waters, has caused me and many of you to feel helpless rage. I have now rediscovered for myself how I can turn this bitterness into confidence:...