Archive for August, 2013

How to Love a Whale Shark

By Ferris Jabr In Scientific American Every year thousands of tourists descend on congregations of the world’s largest fish. What is the cost of all that attention? As the sea churned all around us, we leaned over the edge of the boat to get a better look. Dozens of dorsal fins cruised here and there; somewhat menacing half-moon tails thrashed about; and, now and then, a colossal… Read more »

Marine Conservation in Mozambique – July 2013

Welcome to the July 2013 edition of Marine Conservation in Mozambique. If you are not already on our mailing list please subscribe here. You can also help by forwarding this newsletter to anyone who might be interested in helping us with the conservation of marine life in Mozambique. If you have any stories you’d like featured in March’s newsletter then please email us! Special: Join… Read more »

Clarification of the Possible Whale Harpooning in Barra

Clarification was given on our incident report of suspected Illegal, Unlicensed and Unreported fishing activity made on the 2nd of July 2013 to the Ministry of Fisheries. The report presented an incident as witnessed by one of our Eyes on the Horizon at Barra in Inhambane Province, on the morning of June 18th 2013 of a possible Whale Harpooning. Responding to our report Manuel Castiano,… Read more »

Into the Deep: Implementing CITES Measures for Commercially-Valuable Sharks and Manta Rays

A report by Victoria Mundy-Taylor and Vicki Crook, Written by Hannah Darrin This is a review of the TRAFFIC report on the implementation of CITES in relation to Mozambique and the Southern African Area. Into the deep: Implementing CITES measures for commercially-valuable sharks and manta rays  was commissioned by the European Union after seven species of marine elasmobranchs were listed on Appendix II of  the Convention on… Read more »